By John Whelen
This booklet offers an ethnographic research of the reviews of teenage boys in an Australian highschool. It follows a bunch of 13 to 15 yr olds over a interval of greater than years, and seeks to comprehend why such a lot of boys say they hate college but get pleasure from being with each other of their day-by-day confrontations with the formal college. The learn recognizes the continuing value of the "boys' debate" to policy-makers and the media, and accordingly to academics and oldsters, yet strikes it on from problems with gender development and the panic approximately success to the wider query of what it really is to event being schooled as a boy within the new liberal academic setting.
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As thought and desire, as word and image, is the primary reality” (ibid. 5). Put this way, as I have indicated, experience is conceived of as prediscursive. Gaining access to that experience, as I have said, is at the core of the project of ethnography as traditionally conceived in terms of participant observation, just as in this study it is my aim to gain access to experience constituted discursively prior to my intervention. Therefore I will assume that by appealing to memory in situations that are themselves discursively negotiated, experience as I understand it may be accessed retrospectively not so much by giving voice to subjects as by provoking or allowing subjectivities to find their voice(s).
16 To be positioned in this sense, therefore, is to adopt discursive practices such that the meaning of actions and words is jointly achieved in speech. In the process, one is produced as a person of a particular kind; that is, one comes to know oneself (one’s subjectivity) and to be known by others in terms of the positions one “takes up” within the discursive formations one enters into. This pragmatic understanding of positioning draws on Foucault, as I intend to, but is clearly far removed from a literal appropriation of his epistemology.
Feminist and profeminist accounts have done little more than compete for influence in gender policy initiatives, whereas to some extent perpetuating the figure of the challenging, sexist, boorish schoolboy. In Chapters 3 and 4, I will evaluate ethnographic studies of schooling (of both boys and girls, but principally of boys), and argue that modernist assumptions entrenched in dominant research processes and styles of writing have largely overlooked students’ experiences by giving primacy to studies of institutional and administrative processes.
Boys and Their Schooling: The Experience of Becoming Someone Else (Routledge Research in Education) by John Whelen