publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Classed identities in adolescence

Jay, Sarah;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: University of Limerick
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
peer-reviewed The central argument of this thesis is that social class remains a persistent system of inequality in education, health, life chances and opportunities. Therefore class matters. But why is it that so little attention has been paid to class in the psychological literature? Three papers are presented here which draw together theoretical advances in psychological understandings of group processes and sociological understandings of the complexity of class. As western labour markets become increasingly credentialised the overarching aim is to reveal the hidden nature of privilege and disadvantage in the education context. The first theoretical paper con...
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free text keywords: social claims, education, health, psychology, social class
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