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Rhetoric, Embodiment, and the Ethos of Surveillance - 
      Jennifer Young

Rhetoric, Embodiment, and the Ethos of Surveillance

Student Bodies in the American High School

«Young provides a thorough analysis of the ways in which we position, police, and regulate student bodies. Reading everything from policies to architecture, Young persuasively illustrates the real and immediate need for a more nuanced understanding of the impact of embodiments in secondary education settings.»

Rhetoric, Embodiment, and the Ethos of Surveillance: Student Bodies in the American High School investigates the rhetorical tension between controlling student bodies and educating student minds. The book is a rhetorical analysis of the policies and procedures that govern life in contemporary American high schools; it also discusses the rhetorical effects of high-security, high-surveillance school buildings. Les mer
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Rhetoric, Embodiment, and the Ethos of Surveillance: Student Bodies in the American High School investigates the rhetorical tension between controlling student bodies and educating student minds. The book is a rhetorical analysis of the policies and procedures that govern life in contemporary American high schools; it also discusses the rhetorical effects of high-security, high-surveillance school buildings. It uncovers various metaphors that emerge from a close reading of the system, such as students’ claims that “school is a prison.” Jennifer Young concludes that many of the policies governing contemporary American high schools have come to rhetorically operate as a “discourse of default” that works against the highest aims of education, and she offers a method of effecting a cultural shift for going forward. Specifically, Young calls for an explicit application of intentional rhetoric to match discourse to audience and suggests that the development of empathy as a core value within the high school might be more effective in keeping students safe than the architectural and technological approaches we currently employ.
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Forlag: Lexington Books
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Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781498555999
Format: 24 x 16 cm
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«Young provides a thorough analysis of the ways in which we position, police, and regulate student bodies. Reading everything from policies to architecture, Young persuasively illustrates the real and immediate need for a more nuanced understanding of the impact of embodiments in secondary education settings.»

«From dress codes to lockdowns to discipline policies, this book provides an insightful look at the modern-day high school and its increasingly troubling practices. The author’s experiences provide her with a unique position to not only survey these practices but dissect them as well with penetrating results.»

«Jennifer Young’s book is an exemplary application of critical discourse analysis to the plight of young people who too often feel “imprisoned” in our schools. Her savvy and illuminating analyses are fully in the service of ending business as usual and getting on with a badly needed paradigm change in school and society.»

Contents

Chapter 1: “This Place is a Prison”
Chapter 2: Just Show Up (Or Else): Overzealous and Under-meaningful Attendance Codes
Chapter 3: Let’s All Focus on What the Girls Are Wearing: Dress Codes Run Amok
Chapter 4: The “Strange and Paradoxical”: Comedy and Contradiction in Student Handbooks
Chapter 5: The School Building: Body of the Student Body
Chapter 6: The “Zero Tolerance” Paradox: Empathy and Embodiment
Appendix A: CDA Questions Derived from Gee’s “Tasks” and “Tools” (generic)
Appendix B: CDA Questions Derived from Gee’s “Tasks” and “Tools” (specific to dress
codes)
Appendix C: School Mission Statements
Appendix D: Ohio Revised Code Regarding Mandatory Attendance
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About the Author
Jennifer Young is assistant professor of English at Tiffin University.