Student Life in a Class Society - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080156545, 9781483186580

Student Life in a Class Society

1st Edition

Authors: Joan Abbott
eBook ISBN: 9781483186580
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 666
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Student Life in a Class Society covers specific topics within the general field of social anthropology. This book discusses the social class composition and influence in the student body of the University of Edinburgh, as well as the motives of students entering the university. This book is composed of four parts, encompassing 16 chapters. The first parts deal first with the curvilinear model of organizational change in societies; research methods; social class as a factor in participation in and leadership of student organizations; spatial factors in social relations; relevance of social class in defined social situation; and cultural factors in social relations. These parts also looks into the general reactions of students and their families. The remaining parts consider the concepts of student’s social mobility and social motility, the students’ attitude to university expansion, and the students in control and rebellion. These parts are also concerned with the structural distances and institutional socialization, as well as the research problems in education. The book can provide useful information to psychologists, teachers, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments Part I Chapter 1 Research Problems in Education Chapter 2 The Three Universities Chapter 3 The Research Method Part II Chapter 4 The Students and their Families Chapter 5 Students' Reasons for Coming to University: A Comparison of Motivations, Expectations, and Realizations Chapter 6 Social Class as a Factor in Participation in and Leadership of Student Organizations Chapter 7 Social Class as a Factor in Student Social Relations Chapter 8 The Relevance of Social Class in Defined Social Situations Part III Chapter 9 Spatial Factors in Social Relations Chapter 10 Cultural Factors in Social Relations Chapter 11 Structural Distances and Institutional Socialization Part IV Chapter 12 The Assigned and Professed Social Classes Chapter 13 Students' Social Mobility and Social Motility Chapter 14 Student Attitudes to University Expansion Chapter 15 Students in Action—Control and Rebellion Chapter 16 Conclusions Drawn and Problems Unsolved Appendices Appendix I Selected Tables on Basic Composition of Interviewees Appendix II Sample Covering Letters Appendix III Survey Questionnaires Bibliography Name Index Subject Index


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