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ERIC Number: EJ1094213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
The Recession as the Site of the Exceptional: Young People, Self-Determination and Social Mobility
Luttrell-Rowland, Mikaela
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v37 n3 p335-349 2016
This paper examines the importance of "self-determination" and "hard work" found within interviews with a group of young people in Manchester, England. The author suggests that moments of apparent contradiction within the interviews have much to offer, particularly when analysed in relation to discussions of inequality and political economy. Data from this paper show that while the young people mostly spoke about work choices in primarily individualistic ways, they used the recession as a means to acknowledge that acquiring jobs simply cannot just be about "choice" or working hard, but is also configured by the market and structural inequality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Manchester)
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