Article | Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007 | Boys or Just Children: Intersectional Analysis of Ethnography Made by Trainee Teachers 2002–2007

Title:
Boys or Just Children: Intersectional Analysis of Ethnography Made by Trainee Teachers 2002–2007
Author:
Åsa Ljungström: Dept of Humanities, Ethnology, Midsweden University campus Härnösand, Sweden
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Year:
2007
Conference:
Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007
Issue:
025
Article no.:
038
Pages:
361-370
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-11-27
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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This contribution analyses the ethnography by trainee teachers; in the classroom. They are to observe situations that indicate the everyday conditions among children; how difference is made; or prohibited. The trainees will return with reports and narratives of certain themes; one of which is the attention given to the boys.

My purpose is to clarify how the trainee teachers recognize and interpret how hierarchy positions of gender; class; ethnicity; religion; and age meet at certain crossroads. Clashes may indicate that forces of evaluation are on the move in society.

Aspects of gender intersect in recurring themes of integration; xenophobia; any prejudice among teachers; parents; and children. Every cohort focuses one theme; in turn: the supervisor as the ideal model of a teacher; terrible parents; terrible teachers; and how roles will be assigned to children; mostly ’the naughty boy’. The ordinary children seem to be female rather than male children.

Keywords: Children; cross-pressure; cultural diversity; didactics; education; ethnicity; ethnography; ethnology; folklore studies; oral history; gender; intersectionality; narrative

Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Åsa Ljungström
Title:
Boys or Just Children: Intersectional Analysis of Ethnography Made by Trainee Teachers 2002–2007
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Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Åsa Ljungström
Title:
Boys or Just Children: Intersectional Analysis of Ethnography Made by Trainee Teachers 2002–2007
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