Recent Trends in School Social Control in the UK

Carlile, Anna. 2016. Recent Trends in School Social Control in the UK. In: Emmeline Taylor and Aaron Kupchik, eds. Handbook on School Security, Surveillance and Punishment. Oxon: Routledge. [Book Section] (Submitted)

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This chapter outlines the development of the current socio-political context within which U.K. schools experience surveillance and implement their security and disciplinary procedures. Schools are suggested to have developed their approaches to social control against a background of neoliberalism and audit culture. This involves the marketisation of much of the school system through an ‘academisation’ process; linked to this is an increased surveillance of teachers and students through datafication, CCTV and other digital means. Another form of surveillance- biopolitical control in schools- shows itself through the traditionalisation of gendered school uniform and the increasing pathologisation of the behaviour of ethnic minorities.

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The chapter uploaded has been submitted and has been returned with minor amendments to be resubmitted December 2016


school, security, surveillance, discipline, panopticon, neoliberalism, exclusion, CCTV, audit culture

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Educational Studies > Centre for Identities and Social Justice


1 November 2016Submitted

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16 Jan 2017 12:43

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26 Jun 2017 12:09


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