Class Construction: White Working-Class Student Identity in the New Millennium

Class Construction: White Working-Class Student Identity in the New Millennium

by Carrie Freie
     
 

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Class Construction: White Working-Class Student Identity in the New Millennium explores the identity development of a group of white working-class high school students in a de-industrialized area of the Northeast. This ethnographic study explores class, racial and gender identity construction, and focuses on the ways the students' perceptions of their current and… See more details below

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Class Construction: White Working-Class Student Identity in the New Millennium explores the identity development of a group of white working-class high school students in a de-industrialized area of the Northeast. This ethnographic study explores class, racial and gender identity construction, and focuses on the ways the students' perceptions of their current and future classed, raced, and gendered selves are negotiated within the context of the school structure.

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Lois Weis
Set against massive shifts in the global economy, which has destabilized the traditional working class,Class Construction: White Working-Class Student Identity in the New Millennium deftly probes the present and future of today's white working-class youth as they plunge forward in the midst of America's jobless recovery. Employing ethnographic methods set firmly within changing structural context, Freie's book is a "must read" for anyone who desires to learn more about the repositioning of working class youth in the midst of intesnified attendance at colleges coupled with the declining value of a college credential, the tight job market in the United States, and radically changing domestic roles inside a group traditionally wedded to hegemonic masculinity. Freie's work is sure to become a classic with respect to class rearrangement at the turn of the century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739130025
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
06/07/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
140
File size:
0 MB

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