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Making Spaces: Citizenship and Difference in Schools By T. Gordon

Making Spaces: Citizenship and Difference in Schools by T. Gordon

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This book uses an ethnographic, cross-cultural approach to study everyday life in secondary schools in London and Helsinki. Employing a metaphor of dance, it explores the relationship between the official school (correct steps), the informal school (improvised steps) and the physical school (the ballroom).

Making Spaces: Citizenship and Difference in Schools Summary

Making Spaces: Citizenship and Difference in Schools by T. Gordon

This book uses an ethnographic, cross-cultural approach to study everyday life in secondary schools in London and Helsinki. Employing a metaphor of dance, it explores the relationship between the official school (correct steps), the informal school (improvised steps) and the physical school (the ballroom). Practices and processes of differentiation, marginalisation and of co-operation are explored in relation to gender and its intersections with social class and ethnicity. The concluding question 'who are the wallflowers?' is addressed through a critique of New Right politics and policies in education.

About T. Gordon

TUULA GORDON is Professor in Women's Studies and Social Sciences in the Department of Women's Studies, University of Tampere. She obtained her sociology degree at London School of Economics and her doctorate at the University of London. She has also taught at the University of Helsinki. She is the author of Single Women: On the Margin, Feminist Mothers and Democracy in One School? Progressive Education and Restructuring, and co-editor of Unresolved Dilemmas: Women, Work and the Family in the United States, Europe and the Former Soviet Union.

JANET HOLLAND is Professor of Social Research and Director of the Social Science Research Centre, South Bank University, London. She is co-author of The Male in the Head, and co-editor of Sex, Sensibility and The Gendered Body, Sexual Cultures, Debates and Issues in Feminist Research and Pedagogy, and Identity and Diversity: Gender and the Experience of Education.

ELINA LAHELMA is Docent, Department of Education at the University of Helsinki. Currently she works as senior fellow at the Academy of Finland. She has written extensively on gender and education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: Do You Wanna Dance Individual Citizens Space and Place for Markets: New Right and the Restructuring of Education Curricula for Nations Invitation to the Dance: Exploring Everyday Life in Schools One Two Three, One Two Three: The Official School Stepping Here, Stepping There: The Informal School 'Strictly Ballroom': The Physical School and Space 'Twist and Shout': Bodies in the Physical School Who Are The Wallflowers? Appendix: Methods in Use Notes Bibliography Index

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GOR002250524
9780333664414
0333664418
Making Spaces: Citizenship and Difference in Schools by T. Gordon
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2000-01-26
235
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