publication . Article . 2015

Theorizing School Bullying: Insights from Japan

Shoko Yoneyama;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Aug 2015 Journal: Confero: Essays on Education (issn: 2001-4562, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press
This paper identifies a lacuna in the existing paradigms of bullying: a gap caused by the frame of reference being largely limited to the highly industrialized societies of the 'west': Europe, North America and Oceania. The paper attempts to address this gap by presenting research developed in Japan. In Japan, sociological discourse on school bullying, i.e. the analysis of institutional factors relevant to understanding bullying was established relatively early, as was the epistemology now referred to as the second paradigm of bullying. The paper attempts to integrate the research strengths of Japan with this new trend in bullying research, with the view of inco...
free text keywords: Education, L, Sociology, Corporal punishment, medicine.disease, medicine, Anomie, Typology, Social institution, Pedagogy, Social science, Mainstream
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