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ERIC Number: EJ1059548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Sticky Categorizations: Processes of Marginalization and (Im)possible Mo(ve)ments of Transcending Marginalization
Lagermann, Laila Colding
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v28 n5 p573-593 2015
What are the possibilities and/or limitations for becoming subjects differenciated from previous categorizations, such as "troublemaker", to which certain students are subjected? This is the question analyzed in this paper, based on observations of, and narratives and perspectives of, two 15-year-old ethnic minority boys at a school in Denmark. Drawing on the work of Deleuze and Guattari and their concepts of "smooth" and "striated" spaces, I explore spaces where energies are mobilized through ongoing generated and created relations, and how spaces where this does not seem possible, tend to trap and thereby limit the person being categorized. Through the analyses, I will show how repetitive, limiting categorizations in and over time tend to "stick" to the boys being categorized, and how the sticky categorizations obstruct their future possibilities for change and viable lives within the school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark