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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ISBN-10: 0739115472

ISBN-13: 9780739115473

Pub. Date: 06/07/2007

Publisher: Lexington Books

Class Construction explores class, racial, and gender identity construction among white, working-class students. Delving into River City High School, Freie asks what happens to the adolescent children of working-class families when economic changes such as globalization and technological advancements have altered the face of working-class jobs. Mass consumerism,

Overview

Class Construction explores class, racial, and gender identity construction among white, working-class students. Delving into River City High School, Freie asks what happens to the adolescent children of working-class families when economic changes such as globalization and technological advancements have altered the face of working-class jobs. Mass consumerism, greater availability of college level education, lack of a cohesive class identity, and racial and religious politics all combine to create a new working-class identity for today's youth. Featuring interviews with the River City High School students, Class Construction aims to understand how class is conceptualized among American, working-class youths. Class Construction is ideal for courses on sociology, education, gender studies, and American studies, as well as high school educators and administrators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739115473
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
06/07/2007
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Welcome to River City Chapter 2 Girls at River City High School Chapter 3 Boys at River City High School Chapter 4 Peer Groups Chapter 5 "Normal" White Kids Chapter 6 Conclusions

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