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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


Being a Good Mother in a “Bad” Profession

Susan Dewey

in Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266902
eISBN:
9780520948310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266902.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the emotional worlds of Vixens' dancers, both inside and outside their profession. It discusses the dancers' roles as mothers and caregivers. Furthermore, it reveals the ... 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


The future of development work

Paul Hoggett, Marjorie Mayo, and Miller Chris

in The dilemmas of development work: Ethical challenges in regeneration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349729
eISBN:
9781447303732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349729.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter makes the case for the continuing importance of development work in the context of continuing social change. It draws from the previous chapters where it argues that there is a set of ... More


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