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Within School Walls

1st Edition

By AnnMarie Wolpe


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Drawing from her in-depth ethnographic study of a London comprehensive school the author shows how gender formation for both girls and boys is mediated by disciplinary control, sexuality and the curriculum. Her findings for girls and boys – with their important emphases – are revealed. So are the responses and perspectives of the teachers. Prior to publication of this volume much feminist writing depicted the subordination of girls as a function of patriarchal control, both in terms of the teaching the girls receive and the behaviour of the boys around them. The author’s narrative implicitly and explicitly challenges some of these views.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part 1: Discipline and Control 1. Within These Walls 2 Classroom Behaviour. 3 Girls and Boys at School. Part 2: Sexuality. Introduction. 4 Sexuality and Moral Order. 5 Sexuality in the School. 6 Sex and Everyday Life. Part 3: The Curriculum 7 Knowledge and Control 8 The Curriculum at Berkeley 9 The Curriculum and Work. Epilogue. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects