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Distancing to self-protect: The perpetuation of inequality in higher education through socio-relational dis/engagement

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dc.contributor.author Keane, Elaine
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-28T17:55:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-28T17:55:52Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Keane, Elaine (2011) 'Distancing to self-protect: The perpetuation of inequality in higher education through socio-relational dis/engagement'. British Journal Of Sociology Of Education, 32 (3):449-466. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1465-3346
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2977
dc.description Journal article en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the social class-differentiated behaviours of access and traditional-entry students, based on a three-year constructivist grounded theory study with 45 undergraduates at an Irish university. The participant groups behaved significantly differently within the socio-relational realm, engaging in various forms of distancing behaviours motivated by a desire to self-protect and based on perceived relative social positioning. The paper illustrates some ways in which both disadvantage and privilege are performed at the post-entry stage in a widening participation context. It is argued that the 'closure' behaviours of class-based groups constrain the building of social capital by working-class students, thus potentially limiting the ability of widening participation policies in achieving equality goals. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NUI Galway Millennium Fund; Dr. Mary L. Thornton Scholarship in Education. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartof British Journal Of Sociology Of Education en
dc.subject Social class en_US
dc.subject Higher education en_US
dc.subject Widening participation en_US
dc.subject Social experience en_US
dc.title Distancing to self-protect: The perpetuation of inequality in higher education through socio-relational dis/engagement en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.date.updated 2012-09-07T11:22:50Z
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2011.559343 en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed
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dc.local.contact Elaine Keane, School Of Education, Room 6, 14 University Road, Nui Galway. 3032 Email: elaine.keane@nuigalway.ie
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