Making Modern Lives: Subjectivity, Schooling, and Social Change [NOOK Book]

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Making Modern Lives looks at how young people shape their lives as they move through their secondary school years and into the world beyond. It explores how they develop dispositions, attitudes, identities, and orientations in modern society. Based on an eight-year study consisting of more than 350 in-depth interviews with young Australians from diverse backgrounds, the book reveals the effects of schooling and of local school cultures on young people's choices, future plans, political values, friendships, and ...
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Making Modern Lives: Subjectivity, Schooling, and Social Change

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Overview

Making Modern Lives looks at how young people shape their lives as they move through their secondary school years and into the world beyond. It explores how they develop dispositions, attitudes, identities, and orientations in modern society. Based on an eight-year study consisting of more than 350 in-depth interviews with young Australians from diverse backgrounds, the book reveals the effects of schooling and of local school cultures on young people's choices, future plans, political values, friendships, and attitudes toward school, work, and sense of self. Making Modern Lives uncovers who young people are today, what type of identities and inequalities are being formed and reformed, and what processes and politics are at work in relation to gender, class, race, and the framing of vocational futures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791481745
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,226,338
  • File size: 768 KB

Meet the Author

Julie McLeod is Senior Lecturer in Education at Deakin University, Australia.

Lyn Yates is Foundation Professor of Curriculum at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the author of The Education of Girls: Policy, Research, and the Question of Gender.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Modern lives, subjectivity, schooling, and social change 1
Ch. 2 Researching subjectivity and schooling - on method and what it means to work with theory 29
Ch. 3 What is a good student? 47
Ch. 4 Becoming someone as project and as process 76
Ch. 5 Dreams and pathways : identity-making and vocational choices 102
Ch. 6 Who is "us"? : Australian students on politics, racism, ethnicity, and unemployment 128
Ch. 7 Class in the new world and the new economy 159
Ch. 8 Gender themes in a changing world 188
Ch. 9 Schooling, schooling politics, and making modern lives 217
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