nice work and near enemies
My newest piece appears in Angelina Castagno’s gorgeous edited volume, The Price of Nice: How Good Intentions Maintain Educational Inequity. Before this project came along, I was relatively certain that I was done done DONE with my decades of work around workplace feminization and ethnographies of the young, white women who want to become teachers– mostly of black and brown students in the public schools. Then this project appeared and I could not resist the opportunity to work with Angelina. It is certainly my last hurrah; That said, it is the chapter I’ve always wanted to write, that I’ve been trying to write, that only needed a home, and the right timing to make the connections I needed to make. I have to say the book itself is a beautiful, elegant collection ideal for teaching and essential for any critical educator’s bookshelf. I am honored and delighted to be included amongst so many esteemed scholars in the field. Enjoy some juicy snippets below and then, of course, order your copy today.