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ERIC Number: EJ1187650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1755-2273
Unreasonable Rage, Disobedient Dissent: The Social Construction of Student Activists and the Limits of Student Engagement
Gagnon, Jessica
Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, v11 n1 p82-108 Mar 2018
This article explores the limits of student engagement in higher education in the United Kingdom through the social construction of student activists within media discourses. It scrutinises the impact of dominant neoliberal discourses on the notion of student engagement, constructing certain students as legitimately engaged whilst infantilising and criminalising those who participate in protest. Exploring media coverage of and commentary on students engaged in activism, from the 2010 protests against university fee increases and from more recent activism in 2016, the article draws upon Sara Ahmed's (2014) "Willful Subjects" and Imogen Tyler's (2013) "Revolting Subjects" to examine critically the ways in which some powerful discourses control and limit which activities, practices and voices can be recognised as legitimate forms of student engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom