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ERIC Number: EJ947025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
"You Could Just Ignore Me": Situating Peer Exclusion within the Contingencies of Girls' Everyday Interactional Practices
Svahn, Johanna; Evaldsson, Ann-Carita
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v18 n4 p491-508 Nov 2011
The present article approaches the phenomenon of indirect bullying through detailed analysis of the interactional practices that a group of preadolescent girls make use of as they reconstruct the social organization of their peer group, the effect being that one girl is eventually excluded. The data are drawn from ethnography combined with video recordings of the girls' peer group interactions in a Swedish elementary school, during one school year. The interactional data cover three different periods of the exclusion process. Overall, the study highlights how processes of social exclusion are situated within the flow of subtle and seemingly innocent actions that are embedded in ordinary everyday interactional peer group practices. (Contains 5 excerpts and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden