School Trouble: Identity, Power and Politics in Education
What is the trouble with schools and why should we want to make school trouble'? Schooling is implicated in the making of educational and social exclusions and inequalities as well as the making of particular sorts of students and teachers. For this reason schools are important sites of counter- or radical- politics. In this book, Deborah Youdell brings together theories o...more
Paperback, 163 pages
Published October 15th 2010 by Routledge
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A couple of decades ago Judith Butler wrote a book called Gender Trouble. I guess you could say that Butler is on a rather extreme end of feminism – rather than seeing the need for a movement to enable women to find ways to authentically live lives as women outside the patriarchy – that is, in opposition to masculinity in the male and female binary that is generally set up – she wants to ‘trouble’ gender more explicitly. I’m about half way though that book by Butler, but will get back to it soon...more