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Pedigree : how elite students get elite jobs

Author: Lauren A Rivera
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2016] © 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Americans are taught to believe that upward mobility is possible for anyone who is willing to work hard, regardless of their social status, yet it is often those from affluent backgrounds who land the best jobs. Pedigree takes readers behind the closed doors of top-tier investment banks, consulting firms, and law firms to reveal the truth about who really gets hired for the nation's highest-paying entry-level jobs,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren A Rivera
ISBN: 0691169276 9780691169279
OCLC Number: 926820298
Notes: Reprint, with new afterword. Originally published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015.
Awards: Winner of Max Weber Book Award, Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section of the American Sociological Association 2016
Winner of Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book, Sociology of Culture Section of the American Sociological Association 2016
Joint winner of Distinguished Book Award, Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association 2016
Joint winner of Silver Medal in Career (Job Search, Career Advancement), Axiom Business Book Awards 2016
Short-listed for "Choice"'s Outstanding Academic Titles for the Year 2015
Description: xiii, 379 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Entering the Elite --
The Playing Field --
The Pitch --
The Paper --
Setting the Stage for Interviews --
Beginning the Interview: Finding a Fit --
Continuing the Interview: The Candidate's Story --
Concluding the Interview: The Final Acts --
Talking It Out: Deliberating Merit --
Social Reconstruction --
Conclusion --
Afterword to the Paperback Edition --
Appendix A Who Is Elite? --
Appendix B Methodological Details --
Appendix C List of Interviews.
Responsibility: Lauren A. Rivera, with a new afterword by the author.

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