Owning it

Emmy has a post up about Summer Heights High. She notes the show raises questions of class, gender and race in the performance of Chris Lilley. Emmy writes:

In Summer Heights High, Jonah must do constant battle with a language that he does not own by virtue of either birth or class. As a migrant, working class child the world of English is, for him, full of trauma and betrayals: he cannot command his performance of it in a way that pleases those who do own it – his teachers.

I watched nearly all the episodes with A. (a senior English teacher) and she did not like Miss Wheatley at all, describing her as a ‘new’ teacher.