Bringing ideas to life


  • Borrowing from Foucault: his notions of discourse and governmentality [PART 1]

    [This blog post refers to the following article: Mifsud, D. (2015) ‘Decentralised’ neoliberalism and/or ‘masked’ re-centralisation? The policy to practice trajectory of Maltese school reform through the lens of neoliberalism and Foucault, Journal of Education Policy, DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2015.1121409.] A preview of

  • Bringing social theory into schools – new collaborative project

    The Social Theory Applied Blogging Project is an innovative collaborative project that seeks to explore issues in social theory from a variety of perspectives [you can access the website here]. Run jointly between the Social Theory Applied team (Co-editors Mark Murphy and

  • Editor’s Choice: Boys, Masculinities, and Peer Dynamics

    Article: Jenny Parkes & Anna Conolly (2013): Dangerous encounters? Boys’ peer dynamics and neighbourhood risk. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 34:1, 94-106. This is a well-delivered article from Jenny Parkes and Anna Conolly, which examines the relationship between gendered