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Educational Failure and Working Class White Children in Britain (Hardback)
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Educational Failure and Working Class White Children in Britain (Hardback)

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Hardback 205 Pages / Published: 11/07/2006
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Are schools failing working class children or does working class life present alternative means for gaining social status that conflict with what it means to do well at school? Focusing on Southeast London, this book provides insight into class values and reveals the complex cultural politics of white working class pride.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9781403992161
Number of pages: 205
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 17 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.


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'I was educated by this' - Dame Marilyn Strathern, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

'A wonderfully enlightening and entertaining book. An anthropologist delivers an insider's account of life in inner London, and makes sense of the educational failure of working class white boys' - Adam Kuper, Professor of Social Anthropology, Brunel University

'A brilliant and highly entertaining study of a neglected subject' - Andrew Gimson, Daily Telegraph

'A compelling, often uncomfortable journey of self-discovery, as well as a fascinating insight into class and education in Britain. Educational Failure stands out for its honesty, its bravery and its originality' - Patrick Butler, Editor, Society Guardian

'This book should be read by teachers, parents, academics and policy makers, and by Bermondsey people. If they do, this book can be a catalyst for change' - Michael Holland, ex-Bermondsey playwright and film maker

'Gillian Evans provides some new, useful and challenging insights in her book.' - Bill Greenshields, The Teacher

'Overall, the manner in which Evans illuminates the inextricable relationship between social class and educational failure, but above all the way that she strengthens our understanding of what is meaningful to a working-class white person, cannot be underestimated.' - Peggy Froerer, Brunel University, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

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