Rethinking School Violence

Rethinking School Violence : Theory, Gender, Context

Edited by Sue Saltmarsh , Edited by Kerry Robinson , Edited by Cristyn Davies

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The essays in this book examine how norms of gender, culture and educational practice contribute to school violence. Taking a sociocultural approach to understanding violence, chapters explore how language, image, text and everyday practice play a significant role in the production of violence in schools. Drawing on a range of theoretical traditions from across the humanities and social sciences, contributing authors ask readers to consider how taken-for-granted assumptions and normative schooling practices can be understood as part of the problem. The book argues that rethinking school violence involves considering more than student behaviour and prevention or management strategies. Instead, it requires that difficult questions be asked of educational institutions, their gendered power relations and systemic inequalities. The authors in this volume also provide strategies to intervene in and address violence in educational contexts.

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  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 144 x 218 x 20mm | 421.84g
  • 11 Dec 2012
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke
  • English
  • 3 figures
  • 0230576699
  • 9780230576698
  • 1,058,512

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SUE SALTMARSH Associate Professor of Educational Studies at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, Australia. She is founding co-editor of Global Studies of Childhood, and her book The Discipline of Gentlemen is forthcoming. KERRY ROBINSON Associate Professor in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. She is the lead author of Diversity and Difference in Early Childhood Education and has a forthcoming book Innocence, Knowledge and the Construction of Childhood. CRISTYN DAVIES is Researcher at The University of Sydney, Australia.

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