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Affect and the Making of the Schoolgirl
A New Materialist Perspective on Gender Inequity in Schools

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ISBN 9780367364069
September 24, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
176 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

By exploring the discursive production of gender norms, this book uses case studies conducted in Australian secondary schools to understand how everyday schooling practices reproduce hierarchies of difference.

Drawing on qualitative research, the volume presents detailed analysis of discourses surrounding issues including bullying, bodily representations, anxiety, and career aspirations to illustrate how day-to-day school practices contribute to inequity. Engaging theoretically with concepts from feminist new materialism, the text discusses filmic data collected as part of an onto-epistemological study, and features chapters that call for alternative educational encounters which affirmatively acknowledge difference and promote non-binary thinking.

This text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in gender and sexuality education, gender inequality, intersectionality, and the sociology of education. Those interested in gender studies and feminist theory, as well as educational policy and politics more broadly will also benefit from this book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Feeling-Thinking-Making More Equitable Lives through Education

Chapter 2: Affective Pedagogical Intra-Action Making Inequity: An Apparatus

Chapter 3: Affect: Feeling-Thinking-Making Belonging at School through Joy and Shame

Chapter 4: Dis/Comforting Schoolgirl Figurations of Belonging

Chapter 5: Dis/Comforting Subject-Choice: Agency, Anxiety, Affordance

Chapter 6: Enabling Constraints for Angel-in-the-Making

Chapter 7: Feeling-Thinking-Making Gendered and Raced School Spaces: The Materials Engineering Classroom and Basketball Court

Chapter 8: Feeling-Thinking-Making - Joy

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Melissa Wolfe is Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education at Monash University, Australia