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The Resource Celebrity, aspiration and contemporary youth : education and inequality in an era of austerity, Heather Mendick, Kim Allen, Laura Harvey and Aisha Ahmad

Celebrity, aspiration and contemporary youth : education and inequality in an era of austerity, Heather Mendick, Kim Allen, Laura Harvey and Aisha Ahmad

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Celebrity, aspiration and contemporary youth : education and inequality in an era of austerity
Title
Celebrity, aspiration and contemporary youth
Title remainder
education and inequality in an era of austerity
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Heather Mendick, Kim Allen, Laura Harvey and Aisha Ahmad
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eng
Summary
Celebrity, Aspiration and Contemporary Youth uses the lens of celebrity to explore how young people think about their futures under austerity. Based on an interdisciplinary study, the book offers fresh insights into contemporary youth aspirations and inequalities. It helps us to understand young people's transitions into adulthood at a time of socio-economic 'crisis'. Drawing on original data, the authors examine what it means for young people to be forming their aspirations within the context of 'austere meritocracy'. The book addresses three central questions: What kinds of futures do young people desire and imagine for themselves? What is required of young people in the process of achieving these futures? And how are inequalities embedded and reproduced within these? Using young people's 'celebrity talk' to explore their aspirations, the authors challenge stereotypes of young people as a fame-hungry, get-rich-quick generation. Instead, they show how young people engage critically with celebrity and its discourses. Key chapters focus on how young people talk about youth, work, authenticity, success, happiness, money and fame in relation to their own lives and those of celebrities. Each of these chapters contains a case study of an international celebrity, including, Beyoncé, Will Smith, Bill Gates, Prince Harry and Kim Kardashian. The authors conclude with possibilities for social change. They show that celebrity offers an important way of working with young people to critically explore what futures are possible and for whom.--
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  • Mendick, Heather
  • Allen, Kim M.
  • Harvey, Laura
  • Ahmad, Aisha
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  • Youth
  • Youth
  • Celebrities
  • Level of aspiration
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Celebrity, aspiration and contemporary youth : education and inequality in an era of austerity, Heather Mendick, Kim Allen, Laura Harvey and Aisha Ahmad
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-195) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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on1029506764
Dimensions
24 cm
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viii, 201 pages
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9781474294201
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1029506764
Label
Celebrity, aspiration and contemporary youth : education and inequality in an era of austerity, Heather Mendick, Kim Allen, Laura Harvey and Aisha Ahmad
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1029506764
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 201 pages
Isbn
9781474294201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029506764

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