Gender Regulation, Violence and Social Hierarchies in School

'Sluts', 'Gays' and 'Scrubs'

  • Victoria Rawlings

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Victoria Rawlings
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 285-305

About this book


This book investigates the reasons why the traditional psychological understanding of bullying fails those affected, and deconstructs how bullying is shaped by prominent discourse. By drawing on poststructuralist feminist theory Victoria Rawlings highlights the social and cultural inequalities too often forgotten in analysis of aggressive behaviour in schools, and places particular emphasis on gender and sexuality as facilitating and constraining forces within school environments and bullying discourses. This book provides a necessary assessment as to why current anti-bullying approaches are failing, and offers an alternative explanation as to how and why bullying occurs. This is a timely and authoritative study which is based on qualitative research, including interviews and group sessions which are used to emphasize the real-life experiences of young people in schools today. Interdisciplinary in nature, this book has a broad appeal and will be of special interest to scholars in the fields of gender and sexuality studies, sociology, and education.


Feminism Education Bullying Inequality Peer pressure Pejoratives

Authors and affiliations

  • Victoria Rawlings
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of SydneyCamperdownAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-52301-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-52302-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-6445
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-6453
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