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Kiili, Johanna; Larkins, Cath – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This paper applies aspects of Bourdieu's conceptual toolkit related to capital, and analyses inter- and intra-generational relations of influence. Applying Bourdieu's concepts to examples of case studies from a children's parliament in Finland, and with reference to an adult resident forum, moments of continuity and disruption in the relatively…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Children, Participation
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Paechter, Carrie; Clark, Sheryl – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
In this paper we consider discourses of friendship and belonging mobilised by girls who are not part of the dominant "cool" group in one English primary school. We explore how, by investing in alternative and, at times, resistant, discourses of "being nice" and "being normal" these "non-cool" girls were able…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Females, Friendship
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Dahlbeck, Johan; De Lucia Dahlbeck, Moa – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2012
This text deals with a problem concerning processes of the productive power of knowledge. We draw on the so-called poststructural theories challenging the classical image of thought--as hinged upon a representational logic identifying entities in a rigid sense--when formulating a problem concerning the gap between knowledge and the object of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Educational Television, Role
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Paechter, Carrie – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2010
This paper is about how 9-11-year-old children, particularly girls, co-construct tomboy and girly-girl identities as oppositional positions. The paper sits within a theoretical framework in which I understand individual and collective masculinities and femininities as ways of "doing man/woman" or "doing boy/girl" that are…
Descriptors: Females, Sex Role, Sexual Identity, Puberty
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Willett, Rebekah – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2006
This article uses data collected from a class of eight to nine year olds to show the specific ways children are defining their gendered positions within the context of their same sex friendship groups. Children's subjectivities are described as both actively formed and also positioned within the surrounding (gendered) discourses. This article will…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary School Students, Friendship, Homogeneous Grouping
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Merchant, Guy – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2005
We inhabit a social world in which identity is complex, no longer closely tied to place or territory, delineated by nationhood, nor simply created, as psychology suggests, through acts of identification. Instead, it is argued, identity is produced through action and performance. Popular digital culture provides a rich context for identity play and…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Self Concept, Children