Institutional Labeling and Pupil Careers

Negotiating identities of children who do not fit in

Authored by: Eva Hjörne , Roger Säljö

The Routledge International Companion to Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Print publication date:  August  2012
Online publication date:  October  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415584630
eBook ISBN: 9780203117378
Adobe ISBN: 9781136303111

10.4324/9780203117378.ch5

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Abstract

The question, ‘What is it really?’ ‘What is its right name?’ is a nonsense question … one that is not capable of being answered … When we name something, then, we are classifying.

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