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This book uses an ethnographic, cross-cultural approach to study everyday life in secondary schools in London and Helsinki. Employing a metaphor of dance, it explores the relationship between the official school (correct steps), the informal school (improvised steps) and the physical school (the ballroom). Practices and processes of differentiation, marginalization and cooperation are explored in relation to gender and its intersections with social class and ethnicity.
Introduction: Do You Wanna Dance?
• Individual Citizens
• Space and Place for Markets
• New Right and the Restructuring of Education
• Curricula for Nations
• Invitation to the Dance: Exploring Everyday Life in Schools
• One Two Three, One Two Three: The Official School
• Stepping Here, Stepping There: The Informal School
• Strictly Ballroom: The Physical School and Space
• Twist and Shout: Bodies in the Physical School
• Who are the Wallflowers?