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Author Tsolidis, Georgina.

Title Youthful imagination : schooling, subcultures, and social justice / Georgina Tsolidis
Published New York : Peter Lang, [2006]


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 MELB  306.43209945 Tso/Yis  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Adolescent cultures, school and society, 1091-1464 ; v. 34
Adolescent cultures, school & society ; v.34
Contents Ch. 1. Recalling public space -- Ch. 2. Refusing choice as a way of working -- Ch. 3. The blue or the red pill? -- Ch. 4. Coveting a culture of success -- Ch. 5. Strategic identities - pathways to imagined futures -- Ch. 6. Being in 'geek kingdom' -- Ch. 7. Choosing to perform - 'wogs' and 'blondes' -- Ch. 8. '... Music doesn't really cut it' - when music is and isn't your life -- Ch. 9. Synthesising selves -- Ch. 10. Being mercenary - the politics of performance -- Ch. 11. Disciplining for reputation -- Ch. 12. Imagined futures - passion or passionate pragmatics? -- Ch. 13. Identity as academic liability
Summary "This book is concerned with student identities and how they facilitate students' aspirations. Understanding identity as fluid, Georgina Tsolidis explores how students, through various subcultures, manoeuvre themselves through a public school established to help them succeed. She argues that such schools are both a privilege and a burden. Through nontraditional ethnography, Tsolidis provides insights that enliven contemporary theoretical debates. This book is suitable for teachers, student teachers, and academics."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-203) and index
Subject Students -- Australia -- Victoria -- Social conditions.
Student aspirations -- Australia -- Victoria.
Subculture -- Australia -- Victoria.
Social justice -- Australia -- Victoria.
LC no. 2006013215
ISBN 0820468347 pb alkaline paper