Marginalization Processes across Different Settings: Going beyond the Mainstream

Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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While issues of marginalization and participation have engaged scholars across various disciplines and domains, and a range of theoretical perspectives and methodological framings have been deployed in this enterprise, the research presented in this volume aligns itself to alternative traditions by focusing on people’s membership and participation across settings and institutional contexts. The work here, thus, focuses on the constitution of marginalization inside, outside and across a range of settings. It centre-stages marginalization and participation as action in the human world. Going beyond a focus on the marginalized or explanations of marginalization or comparing groups of the marginalized with the non-marginalized, a number of contributions focus on mundane processes inside, outside and across institutional settings in different geopolitical spaces. Other chapters in the book demonstrate the marginalization of specific analytical foci in the research process or hegemonies of national high-stake testing protocols and specific dialects in different geopolitical regions or in domains such as the sporting arena.

In contrast to other studies on marginalization and participation, this book takes its point of departure in the complexities that characterize and shape both individuals and societies, past and present. Its chapters challenge demarcated fields of study and conceptions of identity framed marginalization and participation. Drawing attention to the fact that the centre (continues to) define the margins, the work presented here joins research efforts that highlight the need to focus on the constitution of marginalization and participation in a wide range of settings with the explicit aim of going beyond static boundaries that define the human state at different scales of becoming and beyond an understanding of development and progress in terms of a linear trajectory.

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Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta is Full Professor of Education at Jönköping University, Sweden. Her ethnographically framed multidisciplinary research focuses on issues of communication, learning and identity from sociocultural and decolonial framings. She publishes on a wide range of issues and currently leads the Swedish Research Council project “Participation for all?” (PAL). She is the scientific leader of the research group “Communication, Culture and Diversity” (CCD) and “Learning Practices inside and outside Schools” (LPS).
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Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Published on
Jun 11, 2018
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Pages
460
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ISBN
9781527511927
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English
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Education / General
Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
Social Science / General
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