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Producing success : the culture of personal advancement in an American high school

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

University of Chicago Press, Chicago, p.208 (2009)

Call Number:

Cubb LC205 .D46 2009

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8398193

Keywords:

Academic achievement--United States, Educational sociology--United States, High schools--United States, Middle class--United States, Social stratification--United States, Students--United States--Social conditions

Abstract:

Contents: The Wilton way : middle-class culture and practice -- Parental support, intervention, and policy manipulation -- The role of the school : institutional advantaging -- Identities for control and success : the acquisition of psychological capital -- Teaching the "point-hungry" student : hypercredentialing in practice -- "Generation stress" and school success -- Alienation, marginalization, and incivility.; Summary: The result of four years at Midwestern "Wilton High," this book seeks to understand the merciless, competitive culture of an upper-middle-class American high school, showing the various things parents, students and community members do to secure different kinds of advantages for themselves and their families.