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When Black Is White: The Social Construction Of Race At Predominantly Black And White Colleges.

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When Black Is White: The Social Construction Of Race At Predominantly Black And White Colleges.

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dc.contributor.author Evans, Louwanda en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-23T01:56:33Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-23T01:56:33Z
dc.date.issued 2007-08-23T01:56:33Z
dc.date.submitted May 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1311 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/365
dc.description.abstract The intended purpose of this project is to examine the social construction of race for Black students attending predominantly Black and Predominantly White colleges. Previous research has examined the experiences of Black students at the college level, but few have attempted to understand the meaning of "Blackness" within these settings. From the perspective of social construction, in-depth interviews were conducted with twenty African American students attending two major universities located in the state of Texas. In this study, several emerging similarities and difference were discovered and discussed concerning what being Black means to students in these contexts. The data takes us through the process of understanding the experiences of these students in the university setting, through the ways in which these experiences are internalized, and finally how race is ultimately constructed. Finally, we are provided an opportunity to examine the similarities and differences in environmental factors contributing to how race is socially constructed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Agger, Ben en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Sociology en_US
dc.title When Black Is White: The Social Construction Of Race At Predominantly Black And White Colleges. en_US
dc.type M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Agger, Ben en_US
dc.degree.department Sociology en_US
dc.degree.discipline Sociology en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1410
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