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Ensuring Failure?

The Impact of Class on Girls in Swedish Secure Care

Maria A. Vogel

discourses of class intersect with the gendered discipline of girls in secure care. Secure care can be understood as a site in which repressive and productive forms of power meet to produce subjects (Foucault [1974]1987). Such a theoretical perspective

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Working Hard, Hanging Back

Constructing the Achieving Girl

Colette Slagle

discursively created across many context-specific sites. Drawing from Foucault’s The Archaeology of Knowledge , she examines both media constructions and girls’ own constructions of such a girl. The book is a multisite, interdisciplinary study that works to

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“Farmers Don't Dance”

The Construction of Gender in a Rural Scottish School

Fiona G. Menzies and Ninetta Santoro

position to occupy rather than a fixed role” ( McRae 1996: 242 ). We draw here on the work of Foucault (1974 , 1980 , 1981 ) and Judith Butler (1990 , 2004) to offer insight into how and why pupils take up gendered positions in school. Of particular

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The Abstinence Only Until Marriage Program and Girl (Dis)empowerment

Kaoru Miyazawa

citizenship ( Weeks 1998 ). At the same time, in the history of modern nation-states, as Foucault pointed out (see Davidson 2008 ; Dreyfus and Rabinow 1983 ), sexuality has also been the major site in which biopower has operated to regulate citizens

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Ethical Practice and the Study of Girlhood

April Mandrona

Saba Mahmood who extends Michel Foucault’s theorizing. In her reading of Foucault, for example, Mahmood writes, Foucault distinguished ethical practices from ‘morals,’ reserving the latter to refer to sets of norms, rules, values, and injunctions

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“Something Good Distracts Us from the Bad”

Girls Cultivating Disruption

Crystal Leigh Endsley

different version of success. Social institutions like family and school consume large portions of girls’ lives, often working to ensure that they are read in disempowering ways while managing them accordingly (see Foucault 1980 ). These relationships are

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Disability, Girlhood, and Vulnerability in Transnational Contexts

Nirmala Erevelles and Xuan Thuy Nguyen

and Lennard Davis . Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan . 10.1057/9781137023001_17 Gannon , Susanne , and Marnina Gonick ( 2014 ). “ ‘Choir Practice’ in Three Movements: Analyzing a Story of Girlhood through Deleuze, Butler, and Foucault .” Pp

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Lolita Speaks

Disrupting Nabokov’s “Aesthetic Bliss”

Michele Meek

: a Memoir in Books .” Women’s Studies 43 ( 1 ): 52 – 72 . http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00497878.2014.852422 . 10.1080/00497878.2014.852422 Hocquenghem , Guy , Michel Foucault , and Jean Danet . 1988 . “ Sexual Morality and the Law .” In

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Boys, Bullying and Biopedagogies in Physical Education

Michael Atkinson and Michael Kehler

There has been a dramatic rise in public, and particularly the media, attention directed at concerns regarding childhood obesity, and body shape/contents/images more broadly. Yet amidst the torrential call for increased attention on so-called “body epidemics” amongst youth in Canada and elsewhere, links between youth masculinities and bodily health (or simply, appearance) are largely unquestioned. Whilst there is a well-established literature on the relationship between, for example, body image and marginalized femininities, qualitative studies regarding boys and their body images (and how they are influenced within school settings) remain few and far between. In this paper, we offer insight into the dangerous and unsettled spaces of high school locker-rooms and other “gym zones” as contexts in which particular boys face ritual (and indeed, systematic) bullying and humiliation because their bodies (and their male selves) simply do not “measure up.” We draw on education, masculinities, health, and the sociology of bodies literature to examine how masculinity is policed by boys within gym settings as part of formal/informal institutional regimes of biopedagogy. Here, Foucault’s (1967) notion of heterotopia is drawn heavily upon in order to contextualize physical education class as a negotiated and resisted liminal zone for young boys on the fringes of accepted masculinities in school spaces.

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“I Am Trying” to Perform Like an Ideal Boy

The Construction of Boyhood through Corporal Punishment and Educational Discipline in Taare Zameen Par

Natasha Anand

Discipline and Punish ([1975] 1995)—the text that influences my entire discussion—Michel Foucault gives the classroom weight equal to the jail house or the factory as evidence for a panoptic discipline that pins the subject within its gaze. In such a gaze