Issue 1/2012, 18. Volume Page 128–148
Die Rolle öffentlicher Erziehung in Spaltungs- und Vereinheitlichungsprozessen der Bevölkerung: das Beispiel des US-amerikanischen Urban Ghetto
Inclusionary and exclusionary societal practices may be considered in their material manifestations and with regards to the signifying processes involved. Both aspects are related to each other and education is deeply implicated in both of them, because education figures prominently in modern societies as the pre-condition of all further inclusions into the relevant systems and their organizations. The article takes the American Urban Ghetto as an important socio-spatial constellation, the physical presence of exclusionary processes and practices as well as of societal significations. In a chronological perspective, the changing significations and their relation to education are described, thus grasping the social dynamics at work. It is argued that in the course of the twentieth century socio-spatial exclusion became more rather than less severe and that the ghetto has evolved from a transition zone to a zone at the heart of (the inner city) and yet at the very interstices of inside and outside of society.