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ERIC Number: EJ880018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
The Bubble of Privilege. Young, Privately Educated Women Talk about Social Class
Maxwell, Claire; Aggleton, Peter
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v31 n1 p3-15 Jan 2010
Conceptualizations of the self in relation to others are examined among a group of young women attending a fee-paying school in England. As part of a larger study exploring intimacy and agency among young women from relatively privileged class backgrounds, 54 young women participated in focus group discussions and interviews. Findings reveal that young women strongly positioned themselves in relation to "others"--both those they saw as "chavs" and young people attending state schools. Yet, just as often, these young women sought to distinguish themselves from other private school peers. Within the privileged bubble the young women inhabited, locations within the wider private school network, type and extent of parental wealth, and fame were all markers used to differentiate the self from others.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)