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ERIC Number: ED497316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul-28
Pages: 137
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-7391-1547-2ISBN-978-0-7391-1547-3
Class Construction: White Working-Class Student Identity in the New Millennium
Freie, Carrie
Lexington Books
"Class Construction" explores class, racial, and gender identity construction among white, working-class students. Delving into River City High School, Freie asks what happens to the adolescent children of working-class families when economic changes such as globalization and technological advancements have altered the face of working-class jobs. Mass consumerism, greater availability of college level education, lack of a cohesive class identity, and racial and religious politics all combine to create a new working-class identity for today's youth. Featuring interviews with the River City High School students, the book aims to understand how class is conceptualized among American, working-class youths. "Class Construction" is written for courses on sociology, education, gender studies, and American studies, as well as high school educators and administrators. Chapters include: (1) Introduction: Welcome to River City; (2) Girls at River City High School; (3) Boys at River City High School; (4) Peer Groups; (5) "Normal"White Kids and (6) Conclusions.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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