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ERIC Number: EJ1047811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
The Gift Economy of Elite Schooling: The Changing Contours and Contradictions of Privileged Benefaction
Kenway, Jane; Fahey, Johannah
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v36 n1 p95-115 2015
Privileged benefaction in elite schools and the moral dilemmas, contradictions and power politics involved are the focus of this paper. The notion of "the gift" provides our analytical lens. We concentrate on two girls' schools--one in South Africa and one in England. These were both built, in various ways, on the British model of public schooling. These schools pride themselves on their gifting practices. We offer a broad overview of the different local and global manifestations of and justifications for these practices as they occur in these schools and in the transnational organisations of which the schools are members.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa; United Kingdom (England)