A part of U.S. history is the story of the struggle of racial and ethnic groups for human and civil rights. The development of the fields of ethnic studies was a 20th-century attempt to document people's and communities' opposition to the forces of oppression and to develop a historical and theoretical explanation for that opposition. Therefore, one of the theoretical origins of resistance theory lies in the racial and ethnic history of people of color in the United States.

Foundations of Resistance Theory

In the sociology of education, social and cultural reproduction theories are vital to the emergence of resistance theory because they challenge the view of schools as neutral societal institutions. The basic assumption of both social and cultural reproduction models is that schools reflect, reproduce, ...

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