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Author Ward, Michael R. M., author

Title From labouring to learning : working-class masculinities, education and de-industrialization / Michael R.M. Ward
Published Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 207 pages)
Series Palgrave studies in gender and education
Palgrave studies in gender and education.
Contents Table of Contents: -- Prologue1. Introduction2. The South Wales Valleys: History, Modernity and Masculinities3. The Valley Boiz: Re-Traditionalising Masculinity4. The Geeks: The Performance of Studious Working-Class Masculinities5. The Emos: Alternative Masculinities?6. 'He's Got the Pussy, We've Just Got the Nuts': Working-Class Masculinities in Vocational Education and Training Courses7. Jimmy the Chameleon: Multiple Performances of Self8. Conclusion: Growing Up into Uncertain Futures
Summary "From Labouring to Learning: Working-Class Masculinities, Education and De-Industrialization explores how economic changes and the growing importance of educational qualifications in a shrinking labour market, particularly effects marginalized young men. It follows a group of young working-class men in a de-industrial community and challenges commonly held representations that often appear in the media and in policy discourses which portray them as feckless, out of control, educational failures and lacking aspiration. Ward argues that for a group of young men in a community of social and economic deprivation, expectations and transitions to adulthood are framed through the industrial legacy of geographically and historically shaped class and gender codes. These codes have an impact on what it means to be a man and what behaviour is deemed acceptable and what is not."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-199) and index
Notes Restricted: Printing from this resource is governed by The Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations (UK) and UK copyright law currently in force. WlAbNL
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Subject Working class -- Education -- Wales, South
Young men -- Education -- Wales, South
Working class men -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Working class men -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Education -- Social aspects -- Wales, South
Deindustrialization -- Social aspects
Gender identity.
Education, Higher.
Social structure.
Gender Identity
higher education.
social structure.
sex role.
Gender studies: men.
EDUCATION -- Essays.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
EDUCATION -- Reference.
Deindustrialization -- Social aspects
Economic history
Education -- Social aspects
Working class -- Education
Young men -- Education
Sozioökonomischer Wandel
Junger Mann
Utbildning -- sociala aspekter.
Unga män.
Wales, South -- Economic conditions
South Wales
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137441751
Other Titles From laboring to learning