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Excluded Identities and Structural Violence

Paper submitted for ASC National Meetings in 2001.
by Jeanne Curran and Susan R. Takata
Copyright December 1999. "Fair Use" encouraged.

California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
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Abstract
Review of the Literature
Case Studies



Abstract

Theoretical and empirical analysis of sources of exluded identities within mature institutions, with a focus on understanding the importance of the exclusion and the opportunities for institutional deterrence of such exclusion. The issue was highlighted by the eruption of violence at Columbine. But adults preceded the children in such explosions of anger and frustration. We document the phenomenon in a traditional institution of higher education. This study focuses on both the professional identities within the academy, and the student identities as affected by the overall climate of the institution.



Review of the Literature



Case Studies

Cases in which faculty from "teaching" institutions are excluded and in which professional associations could make a difference.