Governing troubles: authority, sexuality and space
UNSPECIFIED. (1997) Governing troubles: authority, sexuality and space. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION, 18 (4). pp. 501-517. ISSN 0142-5692Full text not available from this repository.
This paper analyses events at Kingsmead School, Hackney, in the aftermath of head teacher, Jane Brown's refusal to take children to a ballet of Romeo and Juliet. The paper explores the ensuing struggle over space, governance and gender within the context of LEA power after LMS. It analyses different levels of governance: direct, midway and at a distance, and explores the relationship between these levels and devolved legal powers. The paper links Hackney's techniques of governing, and school supporters' acts of resistance, to their competing spatial representations of Kingsmead. Highlighted are discourses of ridicule, excessive sexuality, kinship, community and parents rights, as well as techniques of discipline, law, and fortification. Finally, the paper explores the conflict in terms of the production of lesbian femininst space, and considers the centrality of gender to the events that occurred.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION|
|Publisher:||CARFAX PUBL CO|
|Official Date:||December 1997|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 501-517|
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