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ERIC Number: EJ1047800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Assured Optimism in a Scottish Girls' School: Habitus and the (Re)production of Global Privilege
Forbes, Joan; Lingard, Bob
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v36 n1 p116-136 2015
This paper examines how high levels of social-cultural connectedness and academic excellence, inflected by gender and social class, constitute a particular school habitus of "assured optimism" at an elite Scottish girls' school. In Bourdieuian terms, Dalrymple is a "forcing ground" for the "intense cultivation" of a particular privileging habitus. The paper analyses the "institutional" habitus of this particular private girls' school, drawing on headteacher interviews and student survey and focus group data, and relevant documents. The school is currently re-positioning itself to educate girls for global professional futures through the production of a desired habitus and certain spatio-temporalities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)