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The Resource White middle class identities and urban schooling, Diane Reay, Gill Crozier, David James

White middle class identities and urban schooling, Diane Reay, Gill Crozier, David James

Label
White middle class identities and urban schooling
Title
White middle class identities and urban schooling
Statement of responsibility
Diane Reay, Gill Crozier, David James
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Decades of neo-liberal reforms have established a market in secondary schooling, where 'choice' and 'diversity' are expected to drive up standards and maximize individual responsibility. This is known to favour middle class people. But what of those middle classes deliberately choosing ordinary and even 'low performing' secondary schools for their children? What are their motives, and how do they experience the choice? What is it like for the young people themselves? Where do they end up? And what does all this show us about contemporary white middle class identity and its formation? This groundbreaking study offers some answers to these questions. Based on detailed fieldwork with parents and children, it examines 'against-the-grain' school choices, looking in particular at family history, locality, the nature of 'choice' itself and associated anxieties, relationships to other ethnic groups and to whiteness, and the implications for democracy. The book highlights an inescapable acquisitiveness but also more hopeful dimensions of contemporary white middle class identity. --Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reay, Diane
Dewey number
305.5/508909
Index
index present
LC call number
HT690.G7
LC item number
R43 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Crozier, Gill
  • James, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle class
  • Group identity
  • Urban schools
  • School choice
Label
White middle class identities and urban schooling, Diane Reay, Gill Crozier, David James
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the white middle-classes in the twenty-first century - identities under siege? -- White middle-class identity formation: theory and practice -- Family history, class practices and habitus -- Habitus as a sense of place -- Against-the-grain school choice in neoliberal times -- A darker shade of pale: whiteness as integral to middle-class identity -- The psycho-social: ambivalences and anxieties of privilege -- Young people and the urban comprehensive: remaking cosmopolitan citizens or reproducing hegemonic white middle-class values? -- Reinvigorating democracy: middle-class moralities in neoliberal times -- Conclusion -- Appendices: 1: Methods and methodology -- 2: Parental occupations and sector -- 3: The sample families in terms of ACORN categories
Control code
428030692
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780230224018
Lccn
2011004365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
100562467
System control number
(OCoLC)428030692
Label
White middle class identities and urban schooling, Diane Reay, Gill Crozier, David James
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the white middle-classes in the twenty-first century - identities under siege? -- White middle-class identity formation: theory and practice -- Family history, class practices and habitus -- Habitus as a sense of place -- Against-the-grain school choice in neoliberal times -- A darker shade of pale: whiteness as integral to middle-class identity -- The psycho-social: ambivalences and anxieties of privilege -- Young people and the urban comprehensive: remaking cosmopolitan citizens or reproducing hegemonic white middle-class values? -- Reinvigorating democracy: middle-class moralities in neoliberal times -- Conclusion -- Appendices: 1: Methods and methodology -- 2: Parental occupations and sector -- 3: The sample families in terms of ACORN categories
Control code
428030692
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780230224018
Lccn
2011004365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
100562467
System control number
(OCoLC)428030692

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