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`I waited with great anticipation to receive Jon Prossers book School Culture. The wait was worth it and I wasn't to be disappointed....this is a fine book bringing to a reader a credible and solid set of work'- Youth and Policy School culture is today one of the most important themes in education and educational research.This book draws on a wide range of contemporary perspectives to provide an insight into the key issues and concepts which underpin school culture. The first part of the book is concerned with culture as an holistic concept. The second part adopts the stance that school culture is the sum of its subcultures.The contributors focus on significant groups such as te

Schooling, Masculine Identities and Culture
Schooling, masculine identities and culture
MáirtínMac an Ghaill
Social Inequalities and Cultural Identities in Changing Times

Currently there is growing professional concern in education about ‘white working class boys' schooling under achievement’. At the same time, popular representations are emerging in the media that position white working class boys as the new victims of institutional gender and racial discrimination. Implicit in these accounts is the notion of fixed gender and racial categories for girls and boys that are in the process of changing. In contrast, recent cultural and social theory has shown the limitations of earlier models of socialisation that operated with fixed gender and ethnic images. (Hall, 1992; Mac an Ghaill, 1996). It is suggested in this chapter that there is a ...

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