Essays on school bullying

Theoretical perspectives on a contemporary problem


  • Paul Horton Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Camilla Forsberg Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Sweden



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Burk, Fredrik L. “Teasing and bullying.” Pedagogical Seminary 4 (1897): 336-371. DOI: 10.1080/08919402.1897.10534145

Dale, R. R. Mixed or Single Sex School? Vol. II: Some Social Aspects. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1971.

Duncan, Neil. Sexual Bullying: Gender Conflict and Pupil Culture in Secondary Schools. London: Routledge, 1999.

Gutteridge, Nick. “EXCLUSIVE: More than six in 10 people bullied at school according to poll.” Express 17 July 2015.

George, Martin. “Annual survey reveals surge in cyber-bullying inside our schools.” Eastern Daily Press 3 August 2015.

Heinemann, Peter-Paul. Mobbning – Gruppvåld bland barn och vuxna. Stockholm: Natur och Kultur, 1972.

Horton, Paul. “Portraying monsters: framing school bullying through a macro lens.” Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education (2014) DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2014.951833

Hughes, Thomas. Tom Brown’s schooldays and Tom Brown at Oxford. Ware: Wordsworth. 1857/2007.

Jimerson, Shane, and Huai, Nan. “International perspectives on bullying prevention and intervention.” Handbook of Bullying in Schools: An International Perspective. Eds. Shane R. Jimerson, Susan M. Swearer, and Dorothy L. Espelage. New York: Routledge, 2010. 571-592.

Laslett, Robert. “Disruptive and violent pupils: the facts and fallacies.” Educational Review 29 (1977): 152-162. DOI: 10.1080/0013191770290302

Lowenstein, Ludwig F. “Who is the bully?” Home and School 11 (1977): 3-4.

Nylander, Erik, Aman, Robert, Hallqvist, Anders, Malmquist, Anna, and Sandberg, Fredrik. “Managing by measuring: Academic knowledge production under the ranks.” Confero: Essays on Education, Philosophy and Politics 1.1 (2013): 5-18.

Ohsako, Toshio. Violence at School: Global Issues and Interventions. Paris: UNESCO, 1997.

Olweus, Dan. Hackkycklingar och översittare. Forskning om skolmobbning. Stockholm: Almqvist och Wicksell, 1973.

Olweus, Dan. Bullying at school: What we know and what we can do. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1993.

Rivers, Ian, and Duncan, Neil. Bullying: Experiences and discourses of sexuality and gender. London and New York: Routledge, 2013.

Roland, Erling. “The Scandinavian research tradition.” Bullying in Schools. Eds. Delwyn P. Tattum and David A. Lane. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books, 1989. 21-32.

Schott, Robin M. and Søndergaard, Dorte M. School Bullying: New Theories in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2014. DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139226707

Sittichai, Ruthaychonnee, and Smith, Peter K. “Bullying in South-East Asian countries: A review.” Aggression and Violent Behavior (2015) DOI: 10.1016/j.avb.2015.06.002

Smith, Peter K. Understanding School Bullying: Its Nature and Prevention Strategies. London: Sage, 2014.

Taki, Mitsuru. “Relation among bullying, stress and stressor: A follow-up survey using panel data and a comparative survey between Japan and Australia. Japanese Society 5 (2001): 25-40.

Walton, Gerald. “‘Bullying Widespread’: A critical analysis of research and public discourse on bullying.” Journal of School Violence 4.1 (2005): 91-118.

Walton, Gerald. “Spinning our wheels: reconceptualizing bullying beyond behaviour-focused approaches.” Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 32.1 (2011): 131-144. DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2011.537079

Yoneyama, Shoko. The Japanese High School: Silence and Resistance. London: Routledge, 1999.

Yoneyama, Shoko, and Naito, Asao. “Problems with the paradigm: The school as a factor in understanding bullying (with special reference to Japan).” British Journal of Sociology of Education 24 (2003): 315-330. DOI: 10.1080/01425690301894

Sennett, R. (1998). The Corrosion of Character. New York/London: Norton.