Dexter time: The space, time, and matterings of school absence registration
2016 (English)In: Discourse. Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, ISSN 0159-6306, E-ISSN 1469-3739, Vol. 37, no 2, 245-255 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Working with a posthumanist approach, this article explores how the computer software Dexter, used for the registration of students’ absences and presences, is part of the production of different practices of time, place, space, and matter in Swedish schools. The empirical material engaged with comes from two schools, and the students involved are in grades 7–9. The article creates knowledge on how the digital registration of students’ presences, absences, or late arrivals is dependent upon material-discursive practices. The “bodily presences” of students are continually destabilized in relation to Dexter, showing that school absences and presences are (re)shaped depending on relations of spacetimematter.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016. Vol. 37, no 2, 245-255 p.
school absence; spacetimematter; computer software; posthumanism; empirical engagements
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-118296DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2015.1010073ISI: 000371016600007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-118296DiVA: diva2:814070