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Making Spaces: Citizenship and Difference in Schools

Authors: Gordon, T., Holland, J., Lahelma, E.

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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). 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.

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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 (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making Spaces: Citizenship and Difference in Schools
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28797-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230287976
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-66441-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 235
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