Smoke and Mirrors: The Hidden Context of Violence in Schools and Society

Smoke and Mirrors: The Hidden Context of Violence in Schools and Society

By: Stephanie Urso Spina (author)Paperback

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Many of our countryOs children face daily a threat to their personal safety and well-being. As school boards, law enforcement officials, and policymakers continue to look for ways to stop youth violence in urban and suburban schools, not enough attention is paid to eradicating the socioeconomic and cultural conditions that give rise to these acts. In this timely and thought-provoking collection, seasoned educators and cultural theorists emphasize this connection between youth violence and the realities faced by many children-poverty, racism, unequal opportunity, and the mediaOs glorification of violence.

About Author

Stephanie Urso Spina is a Ph.D. candidate in social/personality psychology at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She received her masters of Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: Violence in Schools: Expanding the Dialogue Chapter 3 Wearing the Colors: A Personal Narrative from a "Diehard Educator" Chapter 4 On Living (and Dying) with Violence: Entering Young Voices in the Discourse Chapter 5 Rated "CV" for Cool Violence Chapter 6 Representations of Violence, Popular Culture, and Demonization of Youth Chapter 7 America's Dead-end Kids Chapter 8 Masculinity Matters: The Omission of Gender from High-Profile School Violence Cases Chapter 9 Scientism and the Ideological Construction of Violence, Poverty, and Racism Chapter 10 The Psychology of Violence and the Violence of Psychology Chapter 11 Essay on Violence Chapter 12 When the Smoke Clears: Revisualizing Responses to Violence in Schools

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780847695614
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780847695614
  • weight: 404
  • ISBN10: 0847695611

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