Article | Confero: Essays on Education, Philosophy and Politics | The social dynamics of school bullying : The necessary dialogue between the blind men around the elephant and the possible meeting point at the socialecological square

Title:
The social dynamics of school bullying : The necessary dialogue between the blind men around the elephant and the possible meeting point at the socialecological square
Author:
Robert Thornberg: Department of Behavioural Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden
DOI:
10.3384/confero.2001-4562.1506245
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Year:
2015
Volume:
3
Issue:
2
Pages:
161-203
No. of pages:
43
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Published:
2015-07-03


Bullying has over the years been examined and explained in individual as well as in contextual terms, and from a wide range of different theories and methods. A growing number of bullying researchers approach bullying as a socially complex phenomenon and from social psychological and sociological perspectives. There is today a tension between theoretical perspectives on bullying, but also a need for investigating the social and contextual aspects of bullying further. In this article, I will argue for the necessity of dialogue between different theoretical perspectives and the inclusive potential of the social-ecological framework to create a meeting point of theories in order to develop a more comprehensive understanding of school bullying.

Volume 3, Issue: 2, Article 6, 2015

Author:
Robert Thornberg
Title:
The social dynamics of school bullying : The necessary dialogue between the blind men around the elephant and the possible meeting point at the socialecological square:
DOI:
10.3384/confero.2001-4562.1506245
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  • Volume 3, Issue: 2, Article 6, 2015

    Author:
    Robert Thornberg
    Title:
    The social dynamics of school bullying : The necessary dialogue between the blind men around the elephant and the possible meeting point at the socialecological square:
    DOI:
    10.3384/confero.2001-4562.1506245
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