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ERIC Number: EJ820678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Inclusion and Mastery: Variations on the Theme of Subjection
Claiborne, Lise Bird; Cornforth, Sue; Davies, Bronwyn; Milligan, Andrea; White, Elizabeth Jayne
Gender and Education, v21 n1 p47-61 Jan 2009
This article undertakes a discursive analysis of the concepts of "inclusion" and "mastery" using memory stories generated in a collective biography workshop. The five authors analysed their memories from childhood and adolescence on two separate and competing concepts that currently inform educational practice: inclusion and mastery. These stories of mastery/non-mastery and inclusion/exclusion often exceeded or transgressed dominant normative discourses concerning the competent performance of autonomous selves. Drawing on the work of several theorists, they authors explored these transgressions. In so doing, their analysis extends Butler's theorising of the human subject as constituted through processes of exclusion and differentiation. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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