‘Sticking together!’ Policy activism from within a UK coal-mining community

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/237834
Title:
‘Sticking together!’ Policy activism from within a UK coal-mining community
Authors:
Bright, N. Geoffrey
Citation:
Journal of educational administration and history, 2012, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 221-236
Publisher:
Routledge
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/237834
DOI:
10.1080/00220620.2012.683395
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjeh20/current
Abstract:
This article reflects on some aspects of a doctoral ethnographic study of young people disaffected from schooling in a post-industrial space of ruin in a former coal-mining community in England. It considers how their experiences of resistance and refusal of schooling can, in the relational ethos of non-school support settings, come to speak back to hegemonic policy, particularly around ‘aspiration’. Focusing on the example of a young people's film project, data are assembled showing how a local culture of ‘resistant aspiration’ – itself affectively linked to sedimented traditions of insubordination – forms a site of activist possibility. In this site, the ground-level resistance of the young people and the more strategically informed interventions of a group of locally originating staff come together in a moment of policy activism that displays both scope and limitation.
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 Journal of educational administration and history, published by and copyright Routledge.
Keywords:
Aspiration; Post-industrial; Youth Policy; Resistance; Ruin
ISSN:
0022-0620; 1478-7431

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dc.contributor.authorBright, N. Geoffreyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T08:10:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-09T08:10:39Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of educational administration and history, 2012, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 221-236en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0022-0620-
dc.identifier.issn1478-7431-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00220620.2012.683395-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2173/237834-
dc.descriptionFull-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published following peer-review in Journal of educational administration and history, published by and copyright Routledge.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis article reflects on some aspects of a doctoral ethnographic study of young people disaffected from schooling in a post-industrial space of ruin in a former coal-mining community in England. It considers how their experiences of resistance and refusal of schooling can, in the relational ethos of non-school support settings, come to speak back to hegemonic policy, particularly around ‘aspiration’. Focusing on the example of a young people's film project, data are assembled showing how a local culture of ‘resistant aspiration’ – itself affectively linked to sedimented traditions of insubordination – forms a site of activist possibility. In this site, the ground-level resistance of the young people and the more strategically informed interventions of a group of locally originating staff come together in a moment of policy activism that displays both scope and limitation.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjeh20/currenten_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Educational Administration and Historyen_GB
dc.subjectAspirationen_GB
dc.subjectPost-industrialen_GB
dc.subjectYouth Policyen_GB
dc.subjectResistanceen_GB
dc.subjectRuinen_GB
dc.title‘Sticking together!’ Policy activism from within a UK coal-mining communityen
dc.typeArticleen
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