While instructing and getting to know on an indigenous reservation in Costa Rica, Karen Stocker came across that for local scholars who attended the highschool outdoor the reservation, severe reactions existed to the predominantly racist highschool atmosphere. whereas a few maintained their indigenous id and did poorly at school, others succeeded academically, yet rejected their Indianness and the reservation. among those poles lay a complete host of responses. In "I will not remain Indian, i'm going to continue Studying,"
Stocker addresses the institutionalized limitations those scholars confronted and explores the interplay among schooling and identity.
Stocker finds how overt and hidden curricula taught ethnic, racial, and gendered identities and the way the dominant ideology of the city, found in tuition, conveyed racist messages to students.
"I will not remain Indian, i'm going to preserve Studying" files how scholars from the reservation reacted to, coped with, and resisted discrimination. contemplating the scholars' stories within the context of the Costa Rican academic procedure as a complete, Stocker discusses coverage shifts that would lessen institutionalized discrimination. Her interpretation of the stories of those scholars makes an important contribution to anthropology, Latin American reviews, severe race conception, and academic theory.