Tuck and Guess’ Foundational Question

Whose Places Are We Talking About?
  • Nancy Ares
Part of the Breakthroughs in the Sociology of Education book series (BSE)


We placed this chapter at the beginning of the book to emphasize the importance of the question, “whose land are we talking about?” Indeed, the very question of ownership is one Tuck and Guess remind us is open to challenge. Beginning with this chapter, we are signaling to readers that the spaces that we are writing about in the book are Indigenous spaces that have been violently overlaid with colonizing practices, actions, images, etc.


Mexican Government Settler Colonialism White Settler African Diaspora Foundational Question 
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  • Nancy Ares
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  1. 1.University of RochesterNew YorkUSA

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