Interrogating belonging for young people in schools

Christine Margaret HALSE (Editor)

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In an era when many young people feel marginalized and excluded, this is the first comprehensive, critical account to shed new light on the trouble of ‘belonging’ and how young people in schools understand, enact and experience ‘belonging’ (and non-belonging). It traverses diverse dimensions of identity, including gender and sexuality; race, class, nation and citizenship; and place and space. Each section includes a provocative discussion by an eminent and international youth scholar of youth, and is essential reading for anyone involved with young people and schools. This book is a crucial resource and reference for sociology of education courses at all levels as well as courses in student inclusion, equity and student well-being. Copyright © 2018 The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)9783319752174
ISBN (Print)9783319752167
Publication statusPublished - 2018


Halse, C. (Ed.). (2018). Interrogating belonging for young people in schools. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.


  • Self
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Students--Psychology
  • Gender identity in education
  • Hyperdiversity
  • Educational identity
  • Liminality
  • 'Fitting in'
  • Boundaries
  • Social institutions


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