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‘Not everybody walks around and thinks “That’s an example of othering or stigmatisation”’: identity, pedagogic rights and the acquisition of undergraduate sociology-based social science knowledge

McLean, Monica; Abbas, Andrea; Ashwin, Paul

Authors

Monica McLean monica.mclean@nottingham.ac.uk

Andrea Abbas

Paul Ashwin



Abstract

This article places itself in conversation with literature about how the experience and outcomes of university education are structured by intersections between social class, ethnicity, gender, age and type of university attended. It addresses undergraduate students’ acquisition of sociological knowledge in four diverse university settings. Basil Bernstein’s concepts of pedagogic identity, pedagogic rights, classification and framing are employed to analyse curriculum and interviews with 31 students over the period of their undergraduate degree. The nature of a sociology-based disciplinary identity is described and illustrated, and it is shown how the formation of this identity gives access to pedagogic rights and the acquisition of valuable capabilities. Addressing the question of whether pedagogic rights are distributed unequally in a stratified university system, it was found that they were not distributed, as might be expected, according to institutional hierarchy. It is argued that the acquisition of university sociological knowledge can disrupt social inequality.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 13, 2015
Journal Theory and Research in Education
Print ISSN 1477-8785
Electronic ISSN 1741-3192
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 2
APA6 Citation McLean, M., Abbas, A., & Ashwin, P. (2015). ‘Not everybody walks around and thinks “That’s an example of othering or stigmatisation”’: identity, pedagogic rights and the acquisition of undergraduate sociology-based social science knowledge. Theory and Research in Education, 13(2), https://doi.org/10.1177/1477878515593887
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1477878515593887
Keywords Basil Bernstein, capabilities, disciplinary identity, pedagogic identity, pedagogic rights, sociological
knowledge, university education
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1477878515593887
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Monica McLean, Andrea Abba, Paul Ashwin, 'Not everybody walks around and thinks “That’s an example of othering or stigmatisation”’: Identity, pedagogic rights and the acquisition of undergraduate sociology-based social science knowledge, Thoery and Research in Education (Vol. 13, Issue 2) pp. 180-197. Copyright ©2015 (The Author(s)). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

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