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The success paradox : why we need a holistic theory of social mobility

Author: Graeme Atherton
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2016.
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This timely book provides an alternative vision of social mobility and a route-map to achieving it. It examines how the term 'social mobility' structures what success means and the impact that has on  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graeme Atherton
ISBN: 9781447316336 1447316339
OCLC Number: 941071180
Description: vi, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; Why we need a new theory of social mobility; Rising, Falling or staying the same? The academic discourse on social mobility; Unpicking the political consensus on social mobility; Breaking the Attainment Addiction; Unbundling, diversification and ecological: New models for Higher Education; Hourglass, molecule or pyramid? Social mobility and the labour market; Social Mobility, well-being and class; A new politics for social mobility; Conclusions: Re-framing social mobility.
Responsibility: Graeme Atherton.

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"A useful and thought-provoking contribution to current debates on the notion of success that is engaging and accessible." Sheila Riddell, University of Edinburgh

 
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