Making Spaces: Citizenship and Difference in Schools

  • Tuula Gordon
  • Janet Holland
  • Elina Lahelma
  • Editors
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Tuula Gordon, Janet Holland, Elina Lahelma
    Pages 1-7
  3. Tuula Gordon, Janet Holland, Elina Lahelma
    Pages 9-22
  4. Tuula Gordon, Janet Holland, Elina Lahelma
    Pages 23-35
  5. Tuula Gordon, Janet Holland, Elina Lahelma
    Pages 36-51
  6. Tuula Gordon, Janet Holland, Elina Lahelma
    Pages 52-64
  7. Tuula Gordon, Janet Holland, Elina Lahelma
    Pages 65-100
  8. Tuula Gordon, Janet Holland, Elina Lahelma
    Pages 101-135
  9. Tuula Gordon, Janet Holland, Elina Lahelma
    Pages 136-164
  10. Tuula Gordon, Janet Holland, Elina Lahelma
    Pages 165-191
  11. Tuula Gordon, Janet Holland, Elina Lahelma
    Pages 192-203
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 204-235

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

education gender methods Nation politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Tuula Gordon
    • 1
  • Janet Holland
    • 2
  • Elina Lahelma
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Women’s StudiesUniversity of TampereFinland
  2. 2.Social Science Research Centre, Faculty of Humanities and Social ScienceSouth Bank UniversityLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of EducationUniversity of HelsinkiFinland
  4. 4.Academy of FinlandFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230287976
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-66441-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28797-6
  • About this book