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Author Tsolidis, Georgina.

Title Youthful imagination : schooling, subcultures, and social justice / Georgina Tsolidis.

Published New York : Peter Lang, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  306.43209945 TSOL    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Adolescent cultures, school & society, 1091-1464 ; v. 34.
Adolescent cultures, school & society ; v. 34.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-203) and index.
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.
Subject Students -- Australia -- Victoria -- Social conditions.
Student aspirations -- Australia -- Victoria.
Subculture -- Australia -- Victoria.
Social justice -- Australia -- Victoria.
ISBN 9780820468341 (paperback: alk. paper)
0820468347 (paperback: alk. paper)