This study explores the experiences of othering and violence in school. Ethnographic fieldwork was conducted in five schools located in the fragile setting of Nepal for over six months. Using the idea of othering, this study unveils that the academically low performers and culturally undervalued students are more likely to be labelled as Bhuskul, the ‘other’. This category is used to rationalize discrimination and use violence against the 'other'. With the cementing practices of ‘othering’ and violence, the schools are unable to foster values of peace and nonviolence but on the contrary, it will continue reinforcing structural violence and perpetuating direct violence. More research is required to understand and address the issue of inter-sectional othering process that normalize the discrimination and use of violence in school.
ethnography of school violence, intersectionality, othering, culture of peace
Dhungana, Raj Kumar Dr.
"‘Othering’ and Violence in School: A Barrier to Sustain Peace in Nepal,"
Peace and Conflict Studies: Vol. 28:
2, Article 1.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol28/iss2/1
Raj Kumar Dhungana (researchgate.net)