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'Sitting on embers': a phenomenological exploration of the embodied experiences of inclusion of newly arrived students in Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Child and Youth Studies.
2015 (English)In: Gender and Education, ISSN 0954-0253, E-ISSN 1360-0516Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print

What can we learn from and with the body in order to understand more about the (lived) experiences of newly arrived students in schools? This question has hitherto been given little attention in relation to the field of migration and education. Using the perspective of Ahmed's critical feminist phenomenology, this article aims to explore the embodied experiences of the different contexts that newly arrived students encounter in a rural monolingual school in Sweden. The empirical data are based on participant observation conducted in introductory and mainstream classrooms, as well as interviews undertaken with newly arrived students during a year of fieldwork. The findings of our study show how close attention to newly arrived students' embodied experiences can help to dispel prevailing myths surrounding inclusion, bringing to light thereby how the current lived conditions of inclusion in fact carry with them lines of exclusion.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-126344DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2015.1093103OAI: diva2:899190
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-02-01 Created: 2016-02-01 Last updated: 2016-09-15

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