Contested bodies of childhood and youth by Kathrin Hörschelmann, Rachel Colls

By Kathrin Hörschelmann, Rachel Colls

Demonstrating the contested and differentiated nature of early life and adolescence embodiment, this book responds to political and media discourses that stigmatize unruly younger our bodies, by means of combining the serious research of imagined and disciplined younger our bodies with a spotlight on younger peoples lived and played, embodied subjectivities.

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G. James et al. 1998, Holloway and Valentine 2000). It is within the context of peer group cultures that young people learn how to mark out their bodies as the same as or different from others’ and to manage tensions between conformity and individuality (James 1993). To be socially competent is to be acknowledged as ‘one of the crowd’ rather than being the anonymous one among the crowd, yet also not to express inappropriate individuality and therefore be excluded as an outsider (James 1993). In this way, young people’s bodies and identities are embedded in complex networks of relations in which the power to permit or withdraw friendship – to include or to exclude – is central to children’s school cultures.

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