Dialogues of dominance: narrative, occupational folklore, & the bullying of public-school teachers

Learning, Jeffery M. (2022) Dialogues of dominance: narrative, occupational folklore, & the bullying of public-school teachers. Doctoral (PhD) thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis focuses on how childlore, narrative, and occupational folklore serve as the basis for how we view and respect teachers. Folklore is argued as both a cause of and a solution to the bullying of public-school teachers in Newfoundland, Canada. This thesis analyzes the language surrounding bullying, the close relationship between bullying and folklore (especially in regard to Folklore and Education, Occupational Folklore, and narrative study); instances that depict how this plays out in the lives of teachers, and finally, the methods that have historically been used to curb this in the past and how these ideas can be adapted and revitalized in the sphere of modern education. A note on capitalization: When referencing specific sub-disciplines, such as Folklore and Education or Childlore, I have capitalized the words in order to differentiate from references to general genres and examples, which are given as lower case.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral (PhD))
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/15468
Item ID: 15468
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-321).
Keywords: occupational bullying, occupational folklore, personal experience, narrative, tradition, bullying
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Folklore
Date: April 2022
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Bullying in schools--Newfoundland and Labrador; Bullying in the workplace--Newfoundland and Labrador; Bullying--Newfoundland and Labrador; Teachers--Newfoundland and Labrador--Folklore.

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