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The Black Body as a Counterspace: The Experiences of African American Students at a Predominantly White Institution

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dc.contributor.author Jones-Malone, Dionne LaShell
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-05T20:28:03Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-05T20:28:03Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10484/8085
dc.description.abstract This qualitative study examines the use of counterspaces by eight upperclassman African American students at a predominantly White institution. This study sought to identify how counterspaces were used by African American students and how those counterspaces foster a sense of belonging for students. Field observations and semi-structured, in-depth interviews were utilized as the qualitative techniques for data collection. Based upon the analysis of data, four major themes emerged: (a) the participants‘ impressions of student involvement; (b) the participants‘ encounters with microaggressions; (c) the utilization of individuals as academic and social counterspaces; and (d) the participants‘ comfort with ―being yourself.‖ The findings of the study resulted in implications and recommendations for higher education. In addition, the findings generated recommendations for future research and practice.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Dionne LaShell Jones-Malone
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African American college students.
dc.subject.lcsh College environment.
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Higher.
dc.subject.other Counterspaces.
dc.subject.other Campus climate (College environment)
dc.title The Black Body as a Counterspace: The Experiences of African American Students at a Predominantly White Institution
dc.type Dissertation
dc.date.graduationmonth May
dc.date.published 2011
dc.description.committeechair Hinton, Kandace G.
dc.description.committeemembers Valerie Grim(Indiana University)
dc.description.committeemembers Mary F. Howard-Hamilton
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy
dc.description.department Department of Educational Leadership, Administration, and Foundations
dc.description.imprint Cunningham Memorial library, Terre Haute, Indiana State University
dc.description.itemidetd 20110719-006
dc.description.level Doctoral
dc.description.note Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages: contains 192 p.: ill. Includes abstract and appendix.


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