the Remaking of the American White Working Class
By (author) Lois Weis
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Class Reunion by Lois Weis
Book DescriptionNoted scholar Lois Weis first visited the town of "Freeway" in her 1990 book, Working Class Without Work. In that book we met the students and teachers of Freeway's high school to understand how these working-class folks made sense of their lives. Now, fifteen years later, Weis has gone back to Freeway for Class Reunion. This time her focus is on the now grown-up students who are, for the most part, still working class and now struggling to survive the challenges of the global economy. Class Reunion is a rare and valuable longitudinal ethnographic study that provides powerful, provocative insight into how the lives of these men and women have changed over the last two decades--and what their prospects might be for the future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415949071
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lois Weis
Class Warfare, Paperback (June 2014)
From the Suzuki method to calculus-based physics, from AP tests all the way back to early-learning Kumon courses, students are increasingly pushed to excel, with that Harvard or Yale acceptance letter held tantalizingly in front of them. The authors unveil a formidable process of class positioning at the heart of the college admissions process.
Way Class Works, Paperback (January 2008)
Discusses conditions of social class and the ways in which class is produced in educational institutions and families, while interrogating and challenging our understandings of social class as it is linked to race, gender, and nation.
Ideology, Curriculum, and the New Sociology of Education, Hardback (February 2005)» View all books by Lois Weis
For more than three decades Michael Apple has sought to uncover and articulate the connections among knowledge, teaching and power in education. This edited collection invites several of the world's leading education scholars to reflect on the relationships between education and power and the continued impact of Apple's scholarship.
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Author Biography - Lois Weis
Lois Weis is Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is the author of several books including The Unknown City, Beyond Black and White , Off White and Working Class without Work.
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