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Impossible Bodies, Impossible Selves: Exclusions and Student Subjectivities

Youdell, Deborah

2006, XIV, 188 p.

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This book looks inside the school to examine how every-day, school-level processes act to place particular students 'outside' the educational endeavour and argues for new strategies for thinking critically about and interrupting educational exclusions and inequalities.

Looking across national contexts and drawing on ethnographic studies of schools in the UK and Australia, the book explores the implications of the contemporary education policy context and processes and practices inside schools for students as learners and for educational inequalities.

The book uses tools offered by post-structural theory to read ethnographic data and show how the discourses that circulate inside schools at once mobilize and elide gender, sexuality, social class, ability, disability, race, ethnicity, religious and cultural belongings at the same time as they open up and close down 'who' students can be as learners.

In demonstrating these processes the book offers new insights into how these 'truths' about students and learners are created and how they come to be bound so tightly to the educational inclusions, privileges and successes that some students enjoy and the exclusions, disadvantages and 'failures' that other students face.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Gender - Nation - education - education policy - inclusion - politics - quality - school

Related subjects » Education & Language - Higher Education - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

Series Editors’ Foreword Part One: Subjectivity and Exclusion. Who’s In and Who’s Out? Inclusion and Exclusion, Globalised Education Policy and Inequality. Rendering Subjects: Theorising the Production of the Self. Part Two: Researching Subjects, Making Subjects.Researching Subjectivity and Educational Exclusions. Names and Practices: Making Subjects in/of School. Part Three: Educational Exclusions: Bad Students, Impossible Learners and Unintelligible Subjects. Excluded White-Working Class-Hetero-Adult-Masculinity. Excluded White-Working Class-Hetero-(Un)Femininity. Excluded Black-Femininity. Excluded ‘Specialness’(White-Working Class-Hetero-(Hyper-)Masculinity). Part Four: Navigating Educational Inclusions and Exclusions. Included and Excluded? Middle Class-White-Queer-High Ability-Alternative Youth-Culture/Working Class-White-Black-Hetero-Low Ability-Mainstream Youth-Culture. Included Learners, Impossible Girls: the Incommensurability of Indian-ness and Desirable Femininity. Included Learners, Impossible Boys: the ‘Raceing’ and ‘Specialing’ of (Un-) Masculinity. Intelligible Impossibility: the (Un)-Feminine Subject-Hood of a ‘Geeza-girl’. Good Students, Acceptable Learners, Intelligible Girls: Class, Race, Gender, Sexuality and the Adornment of Feminine Bodies. Between Good and Bad Student, between Acceptable and Unacceptable Learner. Part Five: Interrupting Exclusion. Practicing Performative Politics for Inclusive Education . References. Endnotes. Index.

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