Intercultural Manifestations of Racial, Language, and Class Privilege in Schooling: An Autoethnographic Tale

Sherry Marx


In this autoethnographic tale, I tell the story of my own family’s experience with race, class, and language privilege. In particular, I focus on my children’s experience with elementary schooling in the United States and Hungary. Their intercultural education experience vividly illuminates the socially and culturally constructed nature of race, class, and language privilege and the many ways these privileges are manifest in schooling. 


autoethnography, invisibilization, second language learners, Whiteness, privilege

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