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Unsettling and Stabilizing Social Order: Educational Discourse Targeting Young Muslim Males

Taking a closer look at the educational discourse on young Muslim males with its focus on gender--based violence and Islamic fundamentalism, this article reflects on the European and especially the German political background of educational tasks and educational research. With regard to gen-der regimes and ethnic-cultural demarcations within the national context, educational discourse is described as an arena in which social order is both unsettled and stabilized. In this dominant disco-urse young Muslim males are considered a menace. The article highlights its mechanisms: the disre-garding of hegemonic masculinities (Connell) and the definition of a general lack of education on the part of the others. Hence, the framework of integration, migration, and religious-cultural diffe-rence is critically reflected. Focusing and controlling the Muslim other is discussed as an evasion of societal change to which education contributes. A critical perspective on gender-based violence and social disintegration unveils the unreflected production of educational expertise about Muslims.


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Issue No. 267 - The First Sex: Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities / The Attraction of Genders
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2017 , volume volume 45 , issue issue 267
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