NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ817887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Muted Transitions
Kofoed, Jette
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v23 n2 p199-212 Jun 2008
This analysis concentrates on the case of a child, Jenny. The paper suggests that the concept of liminality may hold the key to an understanding of muted subject positions like the one assumed by Jenny in a school class. Liminality is proposed as a way of conceptualizing transitions where the subject in question transgresses established rules and regulations. The claim of this paper is that these particular ways of becoming an othered subject are normalized and that, in this process, Jenny's fellow pupils become even more themselves while Jenny goes unnoticed. The concept of liminality paves the way for an understanding of imperfect and inconclusive transitions such as Jenny's. [Abstract is presented in both English and French.]
Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada. Rua Jardim do Tabaco, 34, Lisboa 1149-041, Portugal. Tel: +351-21-881-1700; Fax: +351-21-886-0954; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A