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These KidsIdentity, Agency, and Social Justice at a Last Chance High School$
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Kysa Nygreen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226031422

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226031736.001.0001

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These Kids

Kysa Nygreen

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines how youth Participatory Action Research Team for Youth (PARTY) members and prospective PARTY members from Jackson High School interacted with the “discourse of these kids.” It shows how youth participants mobilized, reproduced, and contested the discourse of these kids by alternately positioning themselves in opposition to it, in accordance with it, or by contesting certain aspects of it.

Keywords:   Participatory Action Research Team for Youth, PARTY, Jackson High School, these kids, discourse

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