These Deadly Times: Reconceptualizing School Violence by Using Critical Race Theory and Disability Studies

  title={These Deadly Times: Reconceptualizing School Violence by Using Critical Race Theory and Disability Studies},
  author={Ivan Eugene Watts and Nirmala Erevelles},
  journal={American Educational Research Journal},
  pages={271 - 299}
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