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Cultural Capital, Identity, and Social Mobility : the Life Course of Working-Class University Graduates.

Author: Mick Matthys
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
Series: Routledge advances in sociology.
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This qualitative study explores the meaning of working-class origin in the life and career of university graduates. Social transition from a working-class background to a middle-class milieu results in loyalty conflicts and communication barriers. The lack of social and cultural capital and the absent sense of an assertive self-presentation are pivotal barriers to gaining management functions. Positions in certain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mick Matthys
ISBN: 9781136207051 1136207058
OCLC Number: 823389737
Description: 1 online resource (283 pages).
Contents: 1. (When) Working Class-Children Enter Academic Learning: Problem Formulation, the Field and Method 2. A Tough Life? 3. Identity, Context and Agency 4. A Firm Foundation 5. A Successful Transformation 6. Career and Life 7. Hicks and Proletarians 8. Reflections: The Part I Have Played 9. Abstract and Conclusions. Appendix: List of Respondents.
Series Title: Routledge advances in sociology.

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This qualitative study explores the meaning of working-class origin in the life and career of university graduates. Social transition from a working-class background to a middle-class milieu results in loyalty conflicts and communication barriers. The lack of social and cultural capital and the absent sense of an assertive self-presentation are pivotal barriers to gaining management functions. Positions in certain key sectors are not necessarily allocated according to professional capacity, but to obscure social connections, regulated by cultural codes and tests. Matthys approaches social m.

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"With social mobility stalled, social inequalities growing and graduate underemployment emerging despite widened higher education, this is a timely book. It is a study that deserves to be replicated Read more...

 
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