liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
School Bullying and Power Relations in Vietnam
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Child Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2011 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Skolmobbning och maktrelationer i Vietnam (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Taking seriously the oft-made claim that power relations are central to school bullying, the dissertation focuses specifically on the interconnectedness of school bullying and power relations within the specific context of Vietnamese lower secondary schooling. The dissertation is based on extended ethnographic fieldwork in two lower secondary schools in the north-eastern Vietnamese port city of Haiphong. Drawing on participant observations, group and individual interviews with students and teachers, and questionnaire data, the dissertation questions the hitherto dominant understanding of bullying as proactively aggressive actions and instead shifts the focus away from individual behaviour and actions towards a more in-depth consideration of power relations and the role bullying plays within the institutional context of schooling. Rather than understanding power as something which is held by some individuals who abuse their power when bullying others, the dissertation adopts a Foucauldian approach to power, wherein power is not held but is rather exercised in strategic situations. In doing so, the dissertation illustrates how schools provide not only the setting for school bullying but also the disciplinary framework within which school bullying gains currency.

Abstract [sv]

Mot bakgrund av det etablerade påståendet att maktrelationer har en central betydelse i skolmobbning fokuserar denna avhandling sambandet mellan skolmobbning och maktrelationer inom den Vietnamesiska grundskolan. Avhandlingen är baserad på omfattande etnografiska fältstudier i två grundskolor i den nordöstra Vietnamesiska hamnstaden Haiphong. Fältstudierna består av deltagande observationer, enkätdata, gruppintervjuer och individuella intervjuer med elever och lärare. Avhandlingen ifrågasätter den hittills dominerande förståelsen av mobbning som avsiktligt aggressiva handlingar och skiftar fokus bort från det individuella till ett mer djupgående betraktande av maktrelationer och den roll mobbning spelar inom det institutionella skolsammanhanget. Istället för att förstå makt som något som vissa individer innehar och som de genom mobbning missbrukar, antar avhandlingen ett foucaldianskt perspektiv där makt förstås som något som utövas i strategiska situationer. På så sätt illustrerar avhandlingen hur skolor inte bara tillhandahåller miljön för skolmobbning utan också den disciplinära ram inom vilken skolmobbning ges mening.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press , 2011. , 245 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 541
Keyword [en]
Bullying, power, Vietnam, school, education, gender, ethnography, surveillance, normalisation, control, discipline, teachers, students, silence.
Keyword [sv]
Mobbning, makt, Vietnam, skola, utbildning, genus, etnografi, övervakning, normalisering, kontroll, disciplin, lärare, elever, tystnad.
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-70540ISBN: 978‐91‐7393‐081‐9 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-70540DiVA: diva2:440182
Public defence
2011-09-23, Val, Vallfarten, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 15:15 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2011-09-12 Created: 2011-09-12 Last updated: 2011-09-21Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

School Bullying and Power Relations in Vietnam(1426 kB)2719 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1426 kBChecksum SHA-512
9c5fecb493db3914675fb3d9ad44972b0e70378f1ac74f531417a9f7903c69f29d61969c7a50ca166ca32fb4f4b795213c58337e0244d7d33cc1bde600f81069
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf
omslag(1330 kB)563 downloads
File information
File name COVER01.pdfFile size 1330 kBChecksum SHA-512
8c7a7fdbf6299feb3c4ae282d742a3cc7b1857f8dbbbcf1b218fb322efaca3e6a84fed9349d934e105f3d4995164951d0b563face2765cdfa4a0a425ea04212e
Type coverMimetype application/pdf

Authority records BETA

Horton, Paul

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Horton, Paul
By organisation
Department of Child StudiesFaculty of Arts and Sciences
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 2719 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 2446 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf