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The way class works : readings on school, family, and the economy

Author: Lois Weis
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2008.
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"Way Class Works is a collection of twenty-four groundbreaking essays on the material conditions of social class and the ways in which class is produced "on the ground" in educational institutions and families. Written by the most visible and important scholars in education and the social sciences, these timely essays explore the production of class in and through the economy, family, and school, while  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Way class works.
New York : Routledge, 2008
(OCoLC)608395189
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Weis
ISBN: 9780415957076 0415957079 9780415957083 0415957087 9780203935002 0203935004
OCLC Number: 132582059
Description: 390 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Lois Weis --
Section I: Thinking/Living Class --
Why the rich are getting richer and the poor, poorer / Robert B. Reich --
The continuing Importance of class analysis / Erik Olin Wright --
Behind the gates: social splitting and the "other" / Setha Low --
The two-in-oneness of class / Wendy Luttrell --
Reflections on class and educational reform / Stanley Aronowitz --
Section II: Parenting Class --
Class out of place: the white middle classes and intersectionalities of class and "race" in urban state schooling in England / Diane Reay --
Class reproduction and social networks in the U.S.A. / Fiona Devine --
Watching, waiting, and deciding when to intervene: race, class, and the transmission of advantage / Annette Lareau --
Are middle-class families advantaging their children? / Kimberly S. Maier, Timothy G. Ford, and Barbara Schneider --
Parenting practices and schooling: the way class works for new immigrant groups / Guofang Li --
Section III: Schooling Class --
Persisting social class inequality in U.S. education / Adam Gamoran --
The social cost of inadequate education of black males / Henry M. Levin --
Social class and school knowledge / Jean Anyon --
Social class and tracking within schools / Sean Patrick Kelly --
How class matters: the geography of educational desire and despair in schools and courts / Michelle Fine, April Burns, María Elena Torre and Yasser A. Payne --
Playing to middle class self-interest in pursuit of school equity / Ellen Brantlinger --
Class, teachers, and teacher education / Greg Dimitriadis --
Social class and higher education: a reorganization of opportunities / Scott L. Thomas and Angela Bell --
Section IV: Complicating Class, Race and Gender Intersectionality --
Towards a re-thinking of class as nested in race and gender: tracking the white working class in the final quarter of the twentieth century / Lois Weis --
The ideological blackening of Hmong American youth / Stacey J. Lee --
Schools, social class and youth: a Bernsteinian analysis / Alan R. Sadovnik --
Spatial containment in the inner city: youth subcultures, class-conflict and geographies of exclusion / Jo-Anne Dillabough, Jacqueline Kennelly and Eugenia Wang --
Class and the middle: schooling, subjectivity and social formation / Julie McLeod and Lyn Yates --
Rereading class, rereading cultural studies / Jennifer Logue and Cameron McCarthy.
Responsibility: edited by Lois Weis.
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