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School Bullying


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1. Introduction: new approaches to school bullying Robin May Schott and Dorte Marie Sondergaard; Part I. Definitions and Theories: 2. The social concept of bullying: philosophical reflections on definitions Robin May Schott; 3. Social exclusion anxiety: bullying and the forces that contribute to bullying amongst children at school Dorte Marie Sondergaard; 4. Violence and the moral order in contemporary schooling: a discursive analysis Constance Ellwood and Bronwyn Davies; 5. Dispositifs of bullying Carsten Bagge Laustsen; Part II. Youth Experiences: 6. 'Who does he think she is?' Making new friends and leaving others behind - on the path from childhood to youth Hanne Haavind; 7. Non-simultaneity in cyberbullying Jette Kofoed; 8. The life and death of bullying Robin May Schott; Part III. School Talk: 9. New solutions for bullying and harassment: a post-structural, feminist approach Elizabeth J. Meyer; 10. Sanctions against bullying and disruptions at school Helle Rabol Hansen; 11. When classroom culture tips into bullying Helle Rabol Hansen, Inge Henningsen and Jette Kofoed; Part IV. Adult Perspectives: 12. Parental positions in school bullying: the production of powerlessness in home-school cooperation Nina Hein; 13. Traces of being bullied: 'dynamic effectuality' Charlotte Mathiassen; 14. 'Is something wrong with me?' A context-sensitive analysis of school bullying Eva Silberschmidt Viala; Part V. Moving Forward: 15. From technically standardised interventions to analytically informed, multi-perspective intervention strategies Dorte Marie Sondergaard; 16. One size doesn't fit all: re-thinking implementation research for bullying prevention Donna Cross and Amy Barnes.

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New perspectives on the complex social dynamics of bullying practices through analyses of children's experiences, and parents' and teachers' perspectives.

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Robin May Schott is a philosopher and senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies and formerly professor for the research project eXbus at the Department of Education (DPU), Aarhus University. Dorte Marie Sondergaard is a Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Education (DPU), Aarhus University. She is the director of the research project eXbus and of the research programme for Diversity, Culture and Change.


'Once in a generation, a new book helps to shift understanding of a long-standing social issue. School Bullying ... is such a book. It brings together original thinkers who are also gifted researchers from three continents to take a complex view of the plural and shifting processes by which bullying is enacted and its effects. The result is an assembly of accessible, theoretically sophisticated chapters informed by innovative, multidisciplinary research that invite and allow new ways of thinking about the group dynamics of bullying in person and in cyberspace. Readers will be in no doubt as to why this book is necessary ... [It] marks a paradigm shift that both disrupts easy certainties about how bullying should be addressed and gives hope that research attention to its complexity, local and social manifestations can provide invaluable insights into genuinely strategic school interventions.' Ann Phoenix, Institute of Education, University of London

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