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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 University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An in-depth look at how aspirations are developed in public schools in Silicon Valley through emphasis of the region's success-driven culture and economic insecurities

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Burdens of Aspiration: Schools, Youth, and Success in the Divided Social Worlds of Silicon Valley
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elsa Davidson
OCLC Number: 941524322
Notes: Book.
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Contents: Acknowledgments Part I. Introduction 1 Phantoms of Success: The Politics of Aspiration in Post-Boom Silicon Valley Part II. Aspirations of Youth in Silicon Valley 2 Managing "At-Risk" Selves and "Giving Back": Aspiration Management among Working-Class Youth 3 Marketing the Self: Aspiration Management among Middle-Class Youth in Silicon ValleyPart III. The Politics of Social Reproduction in Silicon Valley 4 "Every Youth a Start-up": Education and Training in Silicon Valley 5 A Fear of Slipping: A Cultural Politics of Class Part IV. Conclusion 6 A Flexible Politics of Citizenship: Old Patterns, New Burdens, and the Space of Contradiction Notes References Index About the Author

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