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

Keddie, Amanda M. (2007) Games of subversion and sabotage: issues of power, masculinity, class, rurality and schooling. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 28 2: 181-194. doi:10.1080/01425690701192596


Author Keddie, Amanda M.
Title Games of subversion and sabotage: issues of power, masculinity, class, rurality and schooling
Journal name British Journal of Sociology of Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0142-5692
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01425690701192596
Volume 28
Issue 2
Start page 181
End page 194
Total pages 14
Place of publication Abingdon
Publisher Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd
Collection year 2007
Language eng
Subject C1
330103 Sociology of Education
749905 Gender aspects of education
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.
Keyword Education & Educational Research
Sociology
Education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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