'Non-servile virtuosi' in insubordinate spaces: school disaffection, refusal and resistance in a former English coalfield

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/237833
Title:
'Non-servile virtuosi' in insubordinate spaces: school disaffection, refusal and resistance in a former English coalfield
Authors:
Bright, N. Geoffrey
Citation:
European educational research journal, 2011, vol. 10, no 4, pp 502-515
Publisher:
Symposium journals
Publication Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/237833
DOI:
10.2304/eerj.2011.10.4.502
Additional Links:
http://www.wwwords.co.uk/eerj/
Abstract:
This article reviews excerpts from a body of ethnographic data examining some young people’s disaffection from, and refusal of, the education project as a whole in a UK coalfield area. Key examples are used to illustrate intergenerational continuities and disjunctions in attitudes to formal education in these exceptional and sometimes ‘insubordinate’ localities. It is argued that reviewing such data in the light of concepts emerging from the literature on Italian autonomist politics of the 1970s – particularly Paulo Virno’s work – is potentially fruitful in reclaiming a politics of educational refusal from the dual grip of a middle-class imaginary that abhors it as pathological and dangerous and a body of scholarship that seems incapable of moving beyond either lionising it as heroic or loathing it as nihilistic.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published following peer-review in European education research journal, published by and copyright Symposium journals.
ISSN:
1474-9041

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dc.contributor.authorBright, N. Geoffreyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T08:08:54Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-09T08:08:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationEuropean educational research journal, 2011, vol. 10, no 4, pp 502-515en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1474-9041-
dc.identifier.doi10.2304/eerj.2011.10.4.502-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2173/237833-
dc.descriptionFull-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published following peer-review in European education research journal, published by and copyright Symposium journals.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis article reviews excerpts from a body of ethnographic data examining some young people’s disaffection from, and refusal of, the education project as a whole in a UK coalfield area. Key examples are used to illustrate intergenerational continuities and disjunctions in attitudes to formal education in these exceptional and sometimes ‘insubordinate’ localities. It is argued that reviewing such data in the light of concepts emerging from the literature on Italian autonomist politics of the 1970s – particularly Paulo Virno’s work – is potentially fruitful in reclaiming a politics of educational refusal from the dual grip of a middle-class imaginary that abhors it as pathological and dangerous and a body of scholarship that seems incapable of moving beyond either lionising it as heroic or loathing it as nihilistic.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSymposium journalsen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.wwwords.co.uk/eerj/en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to European Educational Research Journalen_GB
dc.title'Non-servile virtuosi' in insubordinate spaces: school disaffection, refusal and resistance in a former English coalfielden
dc.typeArticleen
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