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The school as crime scene: Discourses on degrading treatment in Swedish schools

Författare och institution:
Nils Hammarén (Institutionen för pedagogik, kommunikation och lärande); Johannes Lunneblad (Institutionen för pedagogik, kommunikation och lärande); Thomas Johansson (Institutionen för pedagogik, kommunikation och lärande); Ylva Odenbring (Institutionen för pedagogik, kommunikation och lärande)
Publicerad i:
Power and Education, 7 ( 3 ) s. 272-288
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
There is a strong case for stating that during the past decades there has been a shift in perspective when addressing questions of how to handle and preserve social order in Swedish schools. As an institution that has focused on social order and education since the 1990s, the Swedish school system has also become an institution that focuses on social order in terms of law and legal issues. The overall purpose of the article is to explore in which contexts and in what ways degrading treatment is articulated in policy documents that relate to social order in Swedish schools. Methodologically, the authors use a discourse analytical approach. They study how contexts and articulations identified in policy documents relate to discourses of degrading treatment, and thus contribute to an understanding of how degrading treatment as a concept is constituted. Articulated in different contexts and in different ways, the results show that degrading treatment is constituted as a somewhat ambiguous concept – for example, social psychological perspectives are sometimes articulated within a legal discourse. Articulations of degrading treatment in policy documents cannot be comprehended as totally mutually dependent events, but rather as multiple and partly mutually independent events. Accordingly, the authors believe that the significance of degrading treatment is best understood as a conjunction of different articulations, contexts and interests. Additionally, the tendency of schools to treat degrading treatment increasingly as a crime has resulted in changing subject positions. The previous position of ‘the bullied pupil’ is now instead increasingly interpellated and moulded as ‘a victim of crime’.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Utbildningsvetenskap ->
Utbildningsvetenskap ->
Sociologi ->
Socialt arbete
Juridik ->
Juridik och samhälle
Annan samhällsvetenskap ->
Tvärvetenskapliga studier
degrading treatment, bullying, social order, discourse analysis, school policy
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Posten skapad:
2015-08-25 14:38
Posten ändrad:
2015-11-04 14:34

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