Echo Chambers of Oppression: Sound(ed) Understanding and Deep Listening through Sonic Ethnography

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Thinking critically about a student's arrest at Bishop High School, this chapter considers how the confluence of technology (e.g., Twitter and recording devices) was significant in a moment that deeply impacted Black and brown students ontoepistemologies. The flashpoint described is twofold. On the one hand, it attends to how marginalized students ways of being, knowing, and doing are educationally choked and lynched through what the author has named educational necropolitics as a way to exert sociopolitical control over minoritized students and communities. On the other, this chapter attends to technological flashpoints in research, thinking critically about sonic ethnography as one way to allow minoritized student voices and experiences to be heard in both educational research and in a space where they too often feel silenced in school.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFlashpoint Epistemology
Subtitle of host publicationAporias of Complexity in Power, Politics and Methods in Education: Volume 2
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781003834571
ISBN (Print)9781032593364
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences

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