THE BEST OF THE BEST

THE BEST OF THE BEST

by Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernández, Rube Gaztambide-Fernandez
     
 

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For two years, Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández shared the life of what he calls the "Weston School," an elite New England boarding school. Vividly describing the pastoral landscape and graceful buildings, the rich variety of classes and activities, and the official and unofficial rules that define the school, The Best of the Best reveals a small world of deeply… See more details below

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For two years, Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández shared the life of what he calls the "Weston School," an elite New England boarding school. Vividly describing the pastoral landscape and graceful buildings, the rich variety of classes and activities, and the official and unofficial rules that define the school, The Best of the Best reveals a small world of deeply ambitious, intensely pressured students. For Gaztambide-Fernández, Weston is daunting yet strikingly bucolic, inspiring but frustratingly incurious, and sometimes - especially for young women - a gilded cage for a gilded age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674053878
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/30/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
312
File size:
1 MB

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In a book that's both generous and skeptical, Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández penetrates the inner world of a top prep school, and shows how the students first construct, and then rationalize, their elite identities. Filled with irony and insight, The Best of the Best reveals both the opportunities and the casualties of privilege.
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
In a book that's both generous and skeptical, Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández penetrates the inner world of a top prep school, and shows how the students first construct, and then rationalize, their elite identities. Filled with irony and insight, The Best of the Best reveals both the opportunities and the casualties of privilege.
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, author of The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other

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