Affect and the Making of the Schoolgirl
A New Materialist Perspective on Gender Inequity in Schools
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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
Melissa Wolfe is Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education at Monash University, Australia