Interrogating Belonging for Young People in Schools

  • Christine Halse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Christine Halse
    Pages 1-28
  3. Gender, Sexuality and Belonging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Emma Charlton, Leanne Coll, Lyn Harrison, Debbie Ollis
      Pages 31-50
  4. Race, Class, Citizenship and Nation

  5. Places and Spaces of Belonging

  6. Pedagogies of Belonging and Non-belonging

  7. Afterword

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Peter Kelly
      Pages 319-333
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 335-350

About this book


In an era when many young people feel marginalized and excluded, this is the first comprehensive, critical account to shed new light on the trouble of ‘belonging’ and how young people in schools understand, enact and experience ‘belonging’ (and non-belonging). It traverses diverse dimensions of identity, including gender and sexuality; race, class, nation and citizenship; and place and space. Each section includes a provocative discussion by an eminent and international youth scholar of youth, and is essential reading for anyone involved with young people and schools. This book is a crucial resource and reference for sociology of education courses at all levels as well as courses in student inclusion, equity and student well-being.


Hyperdiversity Educational identity Liminality 'Fitting in' Boundaries Social institutions

Editors and affiliations

  • Christine Halse
    • 1
  1. 1.The Education University of Hong KongHong KongChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75216-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75217-4
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