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Indigenous Identity Formation in Chilean Education
New Racism and Schooling Experiences of Mapuche Youth

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ISBN 9780367548148
September 29, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
212 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book offers rich sociological analysis of the ways in which educational institutions influence indigenous identity formation in Chile. In doing so, Webb explores the mechanisms of new racism in schooling, and demonstrates how continued forms of exclusion impact minority groups.

By drawing on qualitative research conducted with Mapuche youth in schools in rural and urban settings, and in private state-subsidised and public schools, this volume provides a comprehensive exploration of how national belonging and indigeneity are articulated and experienced in institutional contexts. Close analysis of student and teacher narratives illustrates the reproduction of historically constructed ethnic and racial criteria, and demonstrates how these norms persist in schools, despite apparently progressive attitudes toward racism and colonial education in Chile. This critical perspective highlights the continued prevalence of implicit racism whereby schooling produces culturally subjective and exclusionary norms and values.

By foregrounding contemporary issues of indigenous identity and education in Chile, this book adds important scholarship to the field. The text will be of interest to researchers, academics, and scholars in the fields of indigenous education, sociology of education, and international and comparative education.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Racialised effects of schooling 1. Indigenous Identities in a new racism era 2. From colonialism to neoliberal success: Chilean education and indigenous participation 3. Mapuche youth identities in Chilean Schools 4. Staff Perspectives and Implicit Racism 5. Staying on course: Partial success stories from Mapuche trajectories to tertiary education Conclusions: Schooling, indigeneity and new racism Appendix

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Andrew Webb is Associate Professor of Sociology at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile.