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In the middle of things: encountering questions about equality in social studies education
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7165-3891
2019 (English)In: Gender and Education, ISSN 0954-0253, E-ISSN 1360-0516Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This paper explores a teaching practice that considers equality in social studies in a Swedish upper secondary school. The questions explored were: What become produced within the teaching practice? and How to encounter these issues without reproducing them? To explore these questions I put to work a theoretical framework of feminist post-humanism and a participatory methodological approach. This meant that I collaborated with one teacher and participated in planning and teaching activities. The analysis of the teaching practice focuses on three events involving cries, lines and stairs; these events display the complex processes in which norms and categorizations are produced and revealed how both stabilizations and tensions became enacted within the teaching. In the concluding remarks, I further discuss these tensions in terms of troubles and hopes and elaborate on the encounter between social studies curriculum and a feminist post-humanist approach.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019.
Keywords [en]
Social studies equality, norms, categorizations, feminist posthumanism
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-166442DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2019.1583321OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-166442DiVA, id: diva2:1292332
Available from: 2019-02-27 Created: 2019-02-27 Last updated: 2019-03-29

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