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Disruptive children: desegregation, student resistance, and the carceral turn in New York city schools

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This thesis seeks to understand the origins, development, and consequences of the carceral turn in American public education. Specifically, it considers how and why New York City came to deploy a vast force of police officers and security personnel, install sophisticated surveillance equipment, and put into place a set of highly punitive disciplinary policies that govern student behavior. Drawing from more than 40 different archives as well as 20 original oral histories, it maintains that ...

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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Rothermere American Institute-Gilder Lehrman Fellowship
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Programme:
Murray Speight Research Fellowship
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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