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Elite Girls Schooling Social Class And Sexualised Popular Culture

Author : Claire Charles
ISBN : 9781136195877
Genre : Education
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Young women’s identities are an issue of public and academic interest across a number of western nations at the present time. This book explores how young women attending an elite school for girls understand and construct ‘empowerment’. It investigates the extent to which, and the ways in which, their constructions of empowerment and identity work to overturn, or resist, key regulations and normative expectations for girls in post-feminist, hyper-sexualised cultural contexts. The book provides a succinct overview of feminist theorisations of normative femininities in young women’s lives in western cultural contexts. It includes familiar sexist discourses such as sexual double standards, as well as more recent commentary about the regulation of young women’s subjectivities in neoliberal, post-feminist, hyper-sexualised cultures. Drawing on ethnographic research in the context of an elite girls’ secondary school, the author explores how empowerment for young women is constructed and understood across a range of textual practices. From visual representations of young women in school promotional material, to students’ constructions of popular celebrities, the question of how girls’ resistance to normative femininities begins to develop is examined. This rich empirical work makes a unique contribution to the study of elite schooling within the sociology of education, drawing on important insights from the field of critical girlhood studies, and posing a challenge to popular feminist notions about media literacy, young women and empowerment. It will be of interest to scholars and postgraduates in the areas of gender studies, sociology, education, youth studies and cultural studies.

New Sociologies Of Elite Schooling

Author : Jane Kenway
ISBN : 9781351791274
Genre : Education
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Elite schools have an intriguing capacity to endure and adapt in the face of social, cultural and political change. They help both to reproduce power, privilege and status and also to regularly produce them afresh. The intricacies involved, over time and place, have attracted the abiding empirical, methodological and conceptual interest of sociologists and historians; recently, anthropologists and geographers have also responded to their allure. Collectively, the focus of such studies is usually on class making and the manner in which gender and race/ethnicity, place and mobility overlap and are part of the mix. This edited collection is framed around the notion of a ‘new sociology of elite education’, but it speaks into this wider space of inquiry in which studies of such schools are becoming more interdisciplinary. In so doing it brings together a new array of conceptual and theoretical tools while also deepening those that already exist. The contributions examine various configurations of contemporary class making and their attendant politics. These explorations are situated in the specificities of geographical locales where the complex dynamics of both national/local educational priorities and global/transnational forces are played out. In addition to showing how these dynamics put pressure on elite schools to redefine them, the book’s diverse international focus shines a light on new and emerging global patterns. This book was originally published as a special issue of British Journal of Sociology of Education.

Global Liberalism And Elite Schooling In Argentina

Author : Howard Prosser
ISBN : 9781315453354
Genre : Education
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A response to Argentina’s shifting political climate, Global Liberalism and Elite Schooling in Argentina reveals how elite schooling encourages the hoarding of educational advantage and reinforces social inequalities. Presenting Buenos Aires’s Caledonian School as part of the growing scholarly discussion on elite education in the Global South, Howard Prosser situates the school’s history in concert with that of the state, the region, and the globe. The book applies new methodologies for the study of elite schools in globalizing circumstances by fusing ethnographic fieldwork with archival research and a wealth of secondary sources. This transdisciplinary approach focuses on the nature of liberalism as a global ideal, positing that eliteness is sustained by an economy with its own culture of value and exchange that, ironically, the scholarship on elites may help perpetuate.

Class Choreographies

Author : Jane Kenway
ISBN : 9781137549617
Genre : Political Science
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Elite schools have always been social choreographers par excellence. The world over, they put together highly dexterous performances as they stage and restage changing relations of ruling. They are adept at aligning their social choreographies to shifting historical conditions and cultural tastes. In multiple theatres, they now regularly rehearse the irregular art of being global. Elite schools around the world are positioned at the intersecting pinnacles of various scales, systems and regimes of social, cultural, political and economic power. They have much in common but are also diverse. They illustrate how various modalities of power are enjoyed and put to work and how educational and social inequalities are shaped and shifted. They, thus, speak to the social zeitgeist. This book dissects this intricate choreography.

Striptease Culture

Author : Brian McNair
ISBN : 0415237335
Genre : Social Science
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"From advertising to health education campaigns, sex and sexual imagery now permeate every aspect of advanced capitalist culture. Striptease Culture explores this 'sexualisation' of contemporary life, relating it to wider changes in post-war society. Divided into three sections, Striptease Culture first traces the development of pornography from the mid-nineteenth century, following its movement from elite to mass culture and the contemporary fascination with 'porno-chic'. In Part 2 McNair considers popular cultural forms of sexual representation in the media. Moving from backlash elements in straight male culture and changing images of women to the representation of gays in film and television shows such as Ellen and Queer as Folk, McNair argues that the high profile of sexuality in contemporary culture, rather than evidence of moral decline, is a positive expression of post-war liberalism and the advance of feminism and gay rights, as well as a key contributor to public health education in the era of HIV and AIDS." "In Part 3, Striptease Culture turns to the uses of sexuality in contemporary art, examining the artistic 'striptease' of Jeff Koons and others, who have used their own naked bodies in their work. McNair also considers how feminist and gay artists have employed sexuality in the critique and transformation of patriarchy. In a concluding chapter, McNair considers the implications of the rise of striptease culture for the future of sexual politics."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Company She Keeps

Author : Valerie Hey
ISBN : UVA:X006040223
Genre : Social Science
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Under Construction

Author : Laurel Kendall
ISBN : 0824824881
Genre : Social Science
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Under Construction provides an illuminating portrait of south Koreans in the 1990s -- a decade that saw a return to civilian rule, a loosening of censorship and social control, and the emergence of a full-blown consumer culture. It shows how these changes impacted the lives of Korean men and women and the very definition of what it means to be "male" and "female" in Korea.

Top Girls

Author : Angela McRobbie
ISBN : 3531162721
Genre : Social Science
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Mit dieser fulminanten Studie über den gegenwärtigen Zustand des Feminismus und seiner Verhandlung in der Populärkultur nimmt Angela McRobbie das zeitgenössische Aufatmen über das ,Ende des Feminismus’ kritisch ins Visier. Nicht zuletzt sei dies auch eine Folge davon, dass boshafte Retraditionalisierungen von Geschlechterregimes die (kulturelle) Oberhand gewinnen. McRobbie analysiert empirisch, wie sich Konsum- und Populärkultur Rhetoriken und Bilder von weiblicher Freiheit und Autonomie aneignen und damit vordergründig den Erfolg von Frauen zu unterstützen scheinen. Doch McRobbies Tiefenbohrungen in die Welten von Bridget Jones und Heidi Klum zeigen, dass Frauen faktisch in neue, post-feministische ,neurotische’ Abhängigkeiten gedrängt und (wieder einmal) degradiert werden. Scharfzüngig analysiert die Autorin kulturelle Phänomene und deren widersprüchlichen Wirkungen im Alltag von Frauen: Modephotographie, Fernsehserien, die ,Bearbeitung’ des Körpers und deren Zusammenhang mit Essstörungen, ,sinnloser Wut’, Körperhysterie. Angela McRobbie wird mit diesem Buch ihrer Position als prominente feministische Stimme und Klassikerin der Cultural Studies einmal mehr gerecht.

Mehrsprachigkeit Im Vereinten Europa

Author : Jürgen Gerhards
ISBN : 9783531920368
Genre : Social Science
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Globalisierung und die fortschreitende Verflechtung der Mitgliedsländer der Europäischen Union führen zu neuen Anforderungen an und Chancen für die Bürger in Europa. Wollen diese am Europäisierungsprozess partizipieren, indem sie z. B. im Ausland studieren oder arbeiten, dann müssen sie die Sprache des jeweiligen Landes sprechen. Transnationales sprachliches Kapital wird damit zu einer zentralen Ressource der Teilhabe am Europäisierungsprozess. Jürgen Gerhards rekonstruiert die Rahmenbedingungen, unter denen Mehrsprachigkeit zu einer zentralen Ressource geworden ist. Auf der Grundlage einer Umfrage in 27 Ländern der EU analysiert er die Fremdsprachenkompetenz der Bürger Europas; dabei gelingt es ihm, die enormen Unterschiede, die sich in der Ausstattung mit transnationalem sprachlichen Kapital zwischen und innerhalb der Länder zeigen, systematisch zu erklären. Gerhards plädiert für eine radikale Umkehr in der Sprachenpolitik der EU, indem er sich für die verbindliche Einführung des Englischen als ‚lingua franca’ in Europa ausspricht.

Vom Ende Der Unschuld Oder Das Sexuelle Drama Eine Frau Zu Werden

Author : Naomi Wolf
ISBN : 3499609371
Genre : German language books
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