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ERIC Number: EJ1206857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
The Bullied Boy: Masculinity, Embodiment, and the Gendered Social-Ecology of Vietnamese School Bullying
Horton, Paul
Gender and Education, v31 n3 p394-407 2019
This article considers the ways in which school bullying is both gendered and embodied. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in two lower-secondary schools in northern Vietnam, the article focuses on the experiences of one ninth-grade boy, who was regularly bullied by his classmates, and whose experiences of bullying appeared to be embodied for all to see. Inspired by Arthur Brittan's notion of masculinism, Elizabeth Grosz's use of the möbius strip metaphor for understanding embodiment, and Urie Bronfenbrenner's conceptualization of the ecological environment, I argue that school bullying needs to be understood not only in terms of the interactions between individuals or groups of individuals, but also in terms of the specific gendered social-ecological environment within which those interactions occur.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Vietnam