Elite schools: Multiple geographies of privilege

Aaron Koh (Editor), Jane Kenway (Editor)

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Geography matters to elite schools - to how they function and flourish, to how they locate themselves and their Others. Like their privileged clientele they use geography as a resource to elevate themselves. They mark, and market, place. This collection, as a whole, reads elite schools through a spatial lens. It offers fresh lines of inquiry to the 'new sociology of elite schools.' Collectively the authors examine elite schools and systems in different parts of the world. They highlight the ways that these schools, and their clients, operate within diverse local, national, regional, and global contexts in order to shape their own and their clients' privilege and prestige. The collection also points to the uses of the transnational as a resource via the International Baccalaureate, study tours, and the discourses of global citizenship. Building on research about social class, meritocracy, privilege, and power in education, it offers inventive critical lenses and insights particularly from the 'Global South.' As such it is an intervention in global power/knowledge geographies.

Original languageEnglish
Place of Publication New York
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages247
ISBN (Electronic)9781317675075
ISBN (Print)9781138779402
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2016

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