Girls in a Goldfish Bowl: Moral Regulation, Ritual and the Use of Power amongst Inner City Girls

What are the processes of exclusion and inclusion amongst girls friendship groups? Can friendship and bullying coexist? Is the leader in the class always the most popular member of the class? What is the role of the teacher in consolidating group friendships? How are culturally diverse friendships negotiated? What impact does the process of transition from primary to secondary school have on existing friendship networks? Through an exploration of the emotional and social dynamics of young girls friendship groups, Rosalyn George, Goldsmiths, University of London addresses these and other questions, which are important in their lives.

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