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The State, Schooling and Identity

Diversifying Education in Europe

  • Kari Kantasalmi
  • Gunilla Holm

Part of the Education Dialogues with/in the Global South book series (EDGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Kari Kantasalmi, Gunilla Holm
    Pages 1-23
  3. Tetyana Koshmanova, Tetyana Ravchyna
    Pages 79-98
  4. Irja Seurujärvi-Kari, Kari Kantasalmi
    Pages 99-123
  5. Lauri Ojalehto, Mira Kalalahti, Janne Varjo, Sonja Kosunen
    Pages 125-147
  6. Anna-Kaisa Berisha, Risto Rinne, Tero Järvinen, Heikki Kinnari
    Pages 149-172
  7. Elisabet Öhrn, Lisa Asp-Onsjö, Ann-Sofie Holm
    Pages 173-192
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 233-237

About this book


This book offers insights into the nation-state and education relationship by problematizing and analyzing the assumed straightforwardness of the role of education and schooling by placing the issue in very contemporary contested nation-state structures like Scotland, Catalonia, Ukraine and Belgium.  These conflict situations and contested power relations are in a way some of Europe’s internal North-South struggles. In addition, the particular Nordic North-South example of the Saami with their status as indigenous people recognized in international law is viewed in terms of their educational struggle for better consideration of their cultural features in Saami land crossing the Nordic states. The book focuses on the Nordic countries, often viewed as globally exemplary in their educational arrangements, but casts deeper insight into Nordic education and points to problematic schooling issues in Northern Europe. This volume presents somewhat unexpected views on European educational arrangements with regard to the European growing diversity.


the state and schools migration and education urban schools in europe European educational arrangements and diversity educational justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Kari Kantasalmi
    • 1
  • Gunilla Holm
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Helsinki Institute of Behavioural SciencesFinland
  2. 2.University of Helsinki Institute of Behavioural SciencesNordic Centre of Excellence ‘Justice through Education’Finland

About the editors

Kari Kantasalmi is Head of Research Affairs, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki. With a cross disciplinary research profile, focusing on boundary issues in organization of education and schooling, he is currently a vice-president for Europe in Research Committee on sociology of education in the International Sociological Association (ISA). 

Gunilla Holm is Professor of Education in the Institute of Behavioural Sciences at the University of Helsinki and director of the Nordic Centre of Excellence in Education ‘Justice through Education’. Her research interests are focused on photography as a data collection method as well as on issues in education related to educational justice, race, ethnicity, class, and gender.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The State, Schooling and Identity
  • Book Subtitle Diversifying Education in Europe
  • Editors Kari Kantasalmi
    Gunilla Holm
  • Series Title Education Dialogues with/in the Global South
  • Series Abbreviated Title Education Dialogues with/in the Global South
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-1514-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9372-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-1515-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 237
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology of Education
    International and Comparative Education
    Education Policy
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