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|Authors:||Åsa Ljungström: Dept of Humanities, Ethnology, Midsweden University campus Härnösand, Sweden|
|Publication title:||Boys or Just Children: Intersectional Analysis of Ethnography Made by Trainee Teachers 2002–2007|
|Conference:||Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007|
|Publication type:||Abstract and Fulltext|
|Abstract:||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|
|No. of pages:||10|
|Series:||Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings|
|Publisher:||Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet|
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