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Rethinking School Bullying

Dominance, Identity and School Culture, 1st Edition

By Ronald B. Jacobson


162 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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This book takes a new angle on a much-studied phenomenon, focusing on the role of domination and identity construction, understanding and self-knowledge, moral transformation and the social community, systems of training and hierarchy used by schooling, and the role they play in bullying. Exploring typical narratives of value within schooling (i.e., who counts and who doesn’t?), the volume shows how bullying might make sense to a student as a pathway of identity construction within such stories (discourses and practices taken up by schools). It suggests how we can "tell a new story" and create a new culture which might undermine, or close off, the allure of bullying as a "need-meeting" avenue for students within schools.

Table of Contents

1. The Southside Bump Game: An Introduction 2. Bullying Research: What Bullying Looks Like and Where It Comes From 3. Current Anti-Bullying Work: A Fly in the Ointment 4. Student Identity Construction: Rethinking the Dominance of Bullying 5. Dominance and Schooling: Parallel Narratives from the Same Cloth 6. Need, Stories and Moral Life: Behavior Comes from Somewhere 7. Re-Storying a School: Resistance, Taxonomy and Kindergarten 8. Toward a Holistic Anti-Bullying Model: Culture, Safety and Moral Transformation

About the Author

Ronald B. Jacobson is Assistant Professor in the Graduate Education Program at Northwest University.

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Routledge Research in Education

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society