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The burdens of aspiration : schools, youth, and success in the divided social worlds of Silicon Valley

Author: Elsa Davidson
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2011]
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"During the tech boom, Silicon Valley became one of the most concentrated zones of wealth polarization and social inequality in the United States-- a place with a fast-disappearing middle class, persistent pockets of poverty, and striking gaps in educational and occupational achievement along class and racial lines. Low-wage workers and their families experienced a profound sense of exclusion from the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elsa Davidson
ISBN: 9780814720875 0814720870 9780814720882 0814720889 9780814720899 0814720897
OCLC Number: 692291866
Description: xii, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. Phantoms of success : the politics of aspiration in post-boom Silicon Valley --
Pt. 2. Aspirations of youth in Silicon Valley. Managing "at-risk" selves and "giving back" : aspiration management among working-class youth --
Marketing the self : aspiration management among middle-class youth in Silicon Valley. Pt. 3. The politics of social reproduction in Silicon Valley. "Every youth a start-up" : education and training in Silicon Valley --
A fear of slipping : a cultural politics of class --
Pt. 4. Conclusion. A flexible politics of citizenship : old patterns, new burdens, and the space of contradiction.
Responsibility: Elsa Davidson.
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