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'The magical operations of separation': English elite schools' on-line geographies, internationalisation and functional isolation

Waters, J and Brooks, R (2015) 'The magical operations of separation': English elite schools' on-line geographies, internationalisation and functional isolation Geoforum, 58. pp. 86-94.

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Abstract

This paper examines the enduring separation and isolation of elite schools in England, in the face of increasing and substantial internationalisation. It presents the findings of a research project examining the geographical narratives produced by 30 elite schools on their websites and through their prospectuses, newsletters, blogs and twitter feeds. A critical visual and textual analysis was undertaken. Drawing on these data, the paper argues that elite schools remain highly focused on promoting and defending their separateness and isolation, despite extensive, documented international involvements. Work on institutional and carceral geographies and geographies of education have provided some theoretical justification for why this might be the case, and we explore these reasons here. The paper concludes with a plea for more work on the elite schooling sector in England, as their spatial practices (isolation and internationalisation) continue to have a weighty bearing upon society.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Waters, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Brooks, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 January 2015
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.10.010
Additional Information : NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Geoforum. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Geoforum, 58, January 2015, DOI 10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.10.010.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 24 Mar 2015 18:03
Last Modified : 24 Mar 2015 18:03
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/806405

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