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‘The prison of the body’: school uniforms between discipline and governmentality

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This article asks what uniform practices in schools can tell us about how power functions through a comprehensive analysis of the uniform policies of all Scottish state secondary schools (n = 357). Against the backdrop of large-scale shifts from disciplinary societies to ones dominated by ‘neoliberal governmentality’ identified by Foucault and others, we investigate how these modes of power seem to be entangled in school uniform policies. The analysis reveals the specification of detailed uni...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/01596306.2021.1931813

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-7895-5136
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1842-9011
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
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Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education More from this journal
Volume:
44
Issue:
1
Pages:
16-29
Publication date:
2021-06-06
Acceptance date:
2021-05-11
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EISSN:
1469-3739
ISSN:
0159-6306
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1210643
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pubs:1210643
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2021-11-19

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