Skolan: en arena där normalitet och avvikande görs
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This essay will analyse how Asperger’s syndrome and autism spectrum disorder is made in two municipal high schools. I have interviewed school personnel and analysed the schools’ policy documents and diagnostic manuals. In this essay AS and ASD are being deconstructed as political and ideological object and I analyse techniques in school, that makes these objects to subjects.
The school’s mission is to foster and educate pupils to become desirable citizens and at the same time its aim is to provide an equivalent school. The diagnostics function as explanatory models for behaviors’ that are made problematic in school, in the interaction of the aims of the school. The diagnostics are used as explanatory models that enable efficiency in the disciplining of the pupil, based on political interests.
The medical discourse, the school’s compensatory discourse and the discourse of "a school for everybody" is manifested by a therapeutical ideology which directs thoughts about problems, such as illness, away from structures and towards individuals. The individuals will be directed to activation so that they strive to develop a behavior that is desired by the dominating order.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 72 p.
School, performativity, control technology, discourse, ideology, diagnosis
Skolan, performativitet, styrningsteknik, diskurs, ideologi, diagnos
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108575ISRN: LIU-ISV/SVS-MAS-A--14/04--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-108575DiVA: diva2:731068
Subject / course
Master in Social and Welfare Studies (one year)
Martinsson, Mathias, Programansvarig, lektor
Likic-brboric, Branka, lektor