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Author Bucholtz, Mary, 1966-

Title White kids : language, race and styles of youth identity / Mary Bucholtz.

Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 277 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and index.
Contents White styles : language, race, and youth identities -- Listening to whiteness : researching language and race in a California high school -- Cliques, crowds, and crews : social labels in racial space -- Say word? : race and style in white teenage slang -- I'm like yeah but she's all no : innovative quotative markers and preppy whiteness -- Pretty fly for a white guy : European American hip hop fans and African American English -- We're through being cool : white nerds, superstandard English, and the rejection of trendiness -- "Not that I'm racist" : strategies of colorblindness in talk about race and friendship -- White on black : narratives of racial fear and resentment -- "I guess I'm white" : ethnoracial labels and the problem of whiteness -- Audible whiteness.
Summary In White Kids, Mary Bucholtz investigates how white teenagers use language to display identities based on race and youth culture. Focusing on three youth styles - preppies, hip hop fans, and nerds - Bucholtz shows how white youth use a wealth of linguistic resources, from social labels to slang, from Valley Girl speech to African American English, to position themselves in the school's racialized social order. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in a multiracial urban California high school, the book also demonstrates how European American teenagers talk about race when discussing interracial friendship and difference, narrating racialized fear and conflict, and negotiating their own ethnoracial classification. The first book to use techniques of linguistic analysis to examine the construction of diverse white identities, it will be welcomed by researchers and students in linguistics, anthropology, ethnic studies and education.
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Subject Teenagers -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Language.
Youth, White -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Language.
Language and culture -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area.
Whites -- Race identity -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Language, race and styles of youth identity
Other Form: Print version: Bucholtz, Mary, 1966- White kids. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9780521871495 (DLC) 2011280863 (OCoLC)700394237
ISBN 9780511933486 (electronic bk.)
0511933487 (electronic bk.)
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0511975775 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786612930836