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Phantoms of Success: The Politics of Aspiration in Post-Boom Silicon Valley

Elsa Davidson

in The Burdens of Aspiration: Schools, Youth, and Success in the Divided Social Worlds of Silicon Valley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720875
eISBN:
9780814785065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720875.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This book explores the lived space of Silicon Valley by focusing on the experiences and aspirations of local youth as well as the educational, social, cultural, and political contexts that shape ... More


Managing “At-Risk” Selves and “Giving Back”: Aspiration Management among Working-Class Youth

Elsa Davidson

in The Burdens of Aspiration: Schools, Youth, and Success in the Divided Social Worlds of Silicon Valley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720875
eISBN:
9780814785065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720875.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines a pattern of aspiration among first- and second-generation, low-income Latino youth participating in a public school biotechnology academy with corporate connections to Silicon ... More


Marketing the Self: Aspiration Management among Middle-Class Youth in Silicon Valley

Elsa Davidson

in The Burdens of Aspiration: Schools, Youth, and Success in the Divided Social Worlds of Silicon Valley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720875
eISBN:
9780814785065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720875.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines the aspirations and strategies of self-cultivation among the children of Silicon Valley's established, professional middle class in relation to school and community environments ... More


A Flexible Politics of Citizenship: Old Patterns, New Burdens, and the Space of Contradiction

Elsa Davidson

in The Burdens of Aspiration: Schools, Youth, and Success in the Divided Social Worlds of Silicon Valley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720875
eISBN:
9780814785065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720875.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This book has investigated young people's aspirations and the surrounding politics of class and social reproduction in Silicon Valley as well as political and social dimensions of the region's public ... More


A Fear of Slipping: A Cultural Politics of Class

Elsa Davidson

in The Burdens of Aspiration: Schools, Youth, and Success in the Divided Social Worlds of Silicon Valley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720875
eISBN:
9780814785065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720875.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines the political, social, and economic milieu of Silicon Valley's established professional middle class. In particular, it considers the ways in which these middle-class ... More


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