13. Boys, Girls and Performing Normative Violence in Schools: A Gendered Critique of Bully Discourses

  1. Christine Barter and
  2. David Berridge
  1. Jessica Ringrose1 and
  2. Emma Renold2

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976586.ch13

Children Behaving Badly?: Peer Violence between Children and Young People

Children Behaving Badly?: Peer Violence between Children and Young People

How to Cite

Ringrose, J. and Renold, E. (2010) Boys, Girls and Performing Normative Violence in Schools: A Gendered Critique of Bully Discourses, in Children Behaving Badly?: Peer Violence between Children and Young People (eds C. Barter and D. Berridge), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470976586.ch13

Editor Information

  1. School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    London Institute of Education, UK

  2. 2

    School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

Book Series:

  1. The Nspcc/Wiley Series in Protecting Children

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christopher Cloke4,
  2. Jan Horwath5 and
  3. Peter Sidebotham6

Series Editor Information

  1. 4

    NSPCC, 42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NX, UK

  2. 5

    Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TU, UK

  3. 6

    Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470694404

Online ISBN: 9780470976586

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Keywords:

  • boys, girls performing normative violence in schools - gendered critique of bully discourses;
  • DCSF/DCELLS evaluation, standardising anti-bullying work in schools UK - with Every Child Matters;
  • ‘bully’ and ‘victim’ - to individualise, demonise and pathologise children and young people;
  • role of ‘gender’ - in research on school bullying;
  • social and cultural context, and school bullying - ‘gender blind’, perpetrators and victims of bullying;
  • bullying, normative gendered performance - feminist position, by Judith Butler;
  • boys and normative violence, and school-based masculinities - sexualised forms of aggression;
  • boys and performative cycle of normative ‘hard’, violent masculinity;
  • normative femininity, girls as ‘covert bullies’ - cultural mandates on girls and women to be passive;
  • performative cycle of normative ‘indirectly aggressive’ femininity - an open conflict

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Role of ‘Gender’ in Research on School Bullying

  • Bullying as Normative Gendered ‘Performance’?

  • Boys and Normative Violence

  • Boys and the Performative Cycle of Normative ‘Hard’, Violent Masculinity

  • Normative Femininity: Girls as ‘Covert Bullies’

  • The Performative Cycle of Normative ‘Indirectly Aggressive’ Femininity

  • Conclusion

  • Points for Practice

  • Useful Resources

  • References