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ERIC Number: EJ1073768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1750-8487
Theorising "Geo-Identity" and David Harvey's Space: School Choices of the Geographically Bound Middle-Class
Rowe, Emma
Critical Studies in Education, v56 n3 p285-300 2015
This paper draws on David Harvey's theories of absolute and relational space in order to critique geographically bound school choices of the gentrified middle-class in the City of Melbourne, Australia. The paper relies on interviews with inner-city school choosers as generated by a longitudinal ethnographic school choice study. I argue that the participants construct their class-identity in relation to their geographical (or residential) positioning and this influences their schooling choices. In the light of this argument, I theorise "geo-identity" in thinking about how geographies inform and instruct identity and choice. This paper contributes by offering a focused analysis of Harvey's spatial theories and class-identity in processes of choice.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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