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Title: Speaking subjects in the good school : language and relations of power
Author: Lundsten, Elin
Awarding Body: UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2007
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Abstract:
This thesis concerns how power works through language in an educational institution. The empirical context is secondary schools in Sweden. The educational system in Sweden is considered as a key instrument in increasing equality in society and the curriculum also states that the values of democracy and equality should be taught in schools. Through an ethnographic study and textual analysis, I investigate what the language of ideals does in both the site of everyday speech and in written texts, and further how 'truths' and 'knowledges' about students and schools are discursively iced. i. The thesis examines the power relations of race, class and gender in relation to practices in schools and how subject positions are produced.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.497144  DOI: Not available
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