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ERIC Number: EJ828170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 96
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Student Identities and/in Schooling: Subjection and Adolescent Performativity
Jabal, Eric; Riviere, Dominique
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v28 n2 p197-217 Jun 2007
This article uses a fictionalized scenario to examine how three students at an "ordinary" suburban high school in Canada negotiate the context-specific conditions, discourses, and practices that make schools important sites of identity formation. It argues that drawing from Foucault's ideas on the "subjection" of individuals, as well as from the field of performance studies, provides a fresh perspective to redress the potential mismatches between official multicultural education discourses and the lived schooling realities of students. In the process, it demonstrates how subjection and adolescent performativity can be useful analytics through which to understand student identities and/in schooling. The article concludes with some implications for shifts in policy, pedagogy, and practice to help schools engage with student diversity. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada