Class Choreographies

Elite Schools and Globalization

Authors: Kenway, J., Fahey, J., Epstein, D., Koh, A., McCarthy, C., Rizvi, F.

  • Provides a unique analysis of how elite schools harness globalization in the interests of privilege and power
  • Dissects the global forces, connections and imaginations they activate in the service of social class
  • Examines elite schools, in former British Empire colonies, through a postcolonial lens
  • Shows how histories, principals, curriculum and students are implicated in class formations and relations over time and place
  • Develops and deploys the distinctive method —multi-sited global ethnography
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About this book

Elite schools have always been social choreographers par excellence. The world over, they put together highly dexterous performances as they stage and restage changing relations of ruling. They are adept at aligning their social choreographies to shifting historical conditions and cultural tastes. In multiple theatres, they now regularly rehearse the irregular art of being global. Elite schools around the world are positioned at the intersecting pinnacles of various scales, systems and regimes of social, cultural, political and economic power. They have much in common but are also diverse. They illustrate how various modalities of power are enjoyed and put to work and how educational and social inequalities are shaped and shifted. They, thus, speak to the social zeitgeist. This book dissects this intricate choreography.

About the authors

Jane Kenway is Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow, Professor of Global Education Studies at Monash University, Australia, and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Australia. 
Johannah Fahey is Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia. 

Debbie Epstein, Professor of Cultural Studies in Education at Roehampton University, UK, became an academic after a career in school teaching.

Aaron Koh is Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Administration and Policy, Hong Kong. 

Cameron McCarthy is Research Professor and University Scholar in the Global Studies in Education Division of the Educational Policy Department of the University of Illinois, USA. 
Fazal Rizvi is Professor in Global Studies in Education at The University of Melbourne, Australia and is also an Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign, USA. 

Reviews

“This book is truly a virtuoso performance by Kenway and colleagues.  I loved it. Empirically rich, methodologically imaginative and beautifully crafted, Class Choreographies, Elite Schools and Globalisation delivers genuinely original insights into the ongoing work of making and performing class through elite schools as they navigate global processes. Without doubt this book will be a marker for all future work in this area.” (Susan L. Robertson, Professor, Sociology of Education, University of Cambridge, UK)

Class Choreographies, Elite Schools and Globalization is a truly brilliant volume. Focusing on how global processes have continued to shape historically elite schools in Australia, Barbados, England, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and South Africa, the authors dig deeply into as yet uncharted territory while setting the stage for future longitudinal work. The volume represents a critically important contribution to research on social class construction amidst new global circumstances. It is a must-read for all who are interested in new forms of  globally-situated class, race/ethnic and gender intersectionality.” (Lois Weis, State University of New York Distinguished Professor, University at Buffalo, USA)

“When is an investigation into a minority an enquiry into the state of the world?  When the minority are an influential elite, when the world is one of global flows, when the investigators are sensitive and skilled observers.  Scholarly books are not usually page-turners, but this is exceptional.  A completely absorbing account of cultural finesse at a key moment of social reproduction: formal education.” (Marilyn Strathern, Social Anthropology, Cambridge University, UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

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    Pages 1-15

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  • Little England’s ‘Public Schools’

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    Pages 17-48

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  • Colonialism, Capitalism and Christianity

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    Pages 49-77

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  • Mobilizing the Past in the Changing Present

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    Pages 79-106

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  • Principal Experiments on the Global Stage

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    Pages 107-134

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Hardcover 80,07 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Class Choreographies
Book Subtitle
Elite Schools and Globalization
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54961-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54961-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54960-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-54963-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 281
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