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Individually Ourselves: Personhood, Ethics, and Everyday Life in School

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Individually Ourselves

Personhood, Ethics, and Everyday Life in School

Sarah Winkler-Reid

184 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-101-2 $120.00/£89.00 / Hb / Published (November 2023)

eISBN 978-1-80539-401-3 eBook

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“This is an excellent and original book exploring personhood, friendship and social identity in the context of an English secondary school. It makes an important contribution to the literature focusing on ethnographic accounts of schooling, and particularly those focusing on friendship, intimacy and peer relations as part of the wider project of socialization during youth.” • Patrick Alexander, Oxford Brookes University


Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in a London high school, Individually Ourselves demonstrates how young people elaborate notions of individual personhood through their friendships, and pervasive peer ethics, shaped in and through relations of power and inequality. By examining the interplay between ourselves and others during such a formative time of life, the book addresses how individuality is produced in everyday life and how our interactions help create the person we become.

Sarah Winkler-Reid is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Newcastle University. Her work has been published in journals such as Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Anthropology and Education Quarterly and The Sociological Review.

Subject: Anthropology (General)Educational StudiesSociology
Area: Northern Europe


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