Games of subversion and sabotage: issues of power, masculinity, class, rurality and schooling

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Title Games of subversion and sabotage: issues of power, masculinity, class, rurality and schooling
Author Keddie, Amanda
Journal Name British Journal of Sociology of Education
Year Published 2007
Place of publication London, UK
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper presents a longitudinal insight into the experiences of 'Adam', a young boy who lives with his single-parent father (a farmer and builder) in a rural working-class community on the outskirts of a provincial town in Tasmania, Australia. Adam's story juxtaposes my representations of him as an eight year old in 1999 and as a 12 year old in 2003. Such longitudinal analysis highlights how increasing mismatches between Adam's home and school life, and mismatches between hegemonic masculinity and formal schooling, interact to amplify issues of school disengagement and alienation. Adam's external expressions of masculinity, and in particular his concerted efforts to subvert and sabotage official school cultures and practices, are explored as issues of power, masculinity, class and rurality.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01425690701192596
Volume 28
Issue Number 2
Page from 181
Page to 194
ISSN 0142-5692
Date Accessioned 2010-01-19
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Institute for Higher Education
Subject Sociology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/28876
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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