Making Modern Lives: Subjectivity, Schooling, and Social Change / Edition 1

Making Modern Lives: Subjectivity, Schooling, and Social Change / Edition 1

by Julie McLeod, Lyn Yates
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791467686

ISBN-13: 9780791467688

Pub. Date: 01/01/2006

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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,…  See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791467688
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
SUNY series, Power, Social Identity, and Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Modern lives, subjectivity, schooling, and social change1
Ch. 2Researching subjectivity and schooling - on method and what it means to work with theory29
Ch. 3What is a good student?47
Ch. 4Becoming someone as project and as process76
Ch. 5Dreams and pathways : identity-making and vocational choices102
Ch. 6Who is "us"? : Australian students on politics, racism, ethnicity, and unemployment128
Ch. 7Class in the new world and the new economy159
Ch. 8Gender themes in a changing world188
Ch. 9Schooling, schooling politics, and making modern lives217

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