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
ISBN-10:
0739115472
ISBN-13:
9780739115473
Pub. Date:
06/07/2007
Publisher:
Lexington Books
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Overview

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

Class Construction explores class, racial, and gender identity construction among white working-class students. Focusing on River City High School, Carrie Freie asks what happens to the adolescent children of working-class families when economic changes such as globalization and technological advancements alter 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 for high school educators and administrators.

About the Author:
Carrie Freie is assistant professor of education at Penn State Altoona

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


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: Welcome to River City     1
Girls at River City High School     21
Boys at River City High School     45
Peer Groups     73
"Normal" White Kids     95
Conclusions     109
Bibliography     117
Index     121
About the Author     127

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