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Boys' Anti-School Culture?: Narratives and School Practices
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Child and Youth Studies.
2014 (English)In: Anthropology & Education Quarterly, ISSN 0161-7761, E-ISSN 1548-1492, Vol. 45, no 3, 276-292 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Boys' underachievement and oppositional behavior in school has for a long time been the target of various public debates. Drawing on ethnographic data from fieldwork in two Swedish secondary schools, this article explores how the influential theory of boys' anti-school culture can be interpreted as a master narrative that is reproduced, but also contradicted and subverted, by students and teachers in social interaction within local school contexts.

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2014. Vol. 45, no 3, 276-292 p.
Keyword [en]
masculinity, anti-school culture, failing boys, narrative analysis, small stories
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-107415DOI: 10.1111/aeq.12068ISI: 000340476400007OAI: diva2:748709


Available from: 2014-09-21 Created: 2014-09-15 Last updated: 2014-09-21Bibliographically approved

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