Symbolic violence and the neighbourhood: the educational aspirations of 7-8 year old working-class girls.

@article{Connolly2004SymbolicVA,
  title={Symbolic violence and the neighbourhood: the educational aspirations of 7-8 year old working-class girls.},
  author={Paul D Connolly and Julie Healy},
  journal={The British journal of sociology},
  year={2004},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={511-29}
}
This article focuses on the experiences of 7-8 year old working-class girls in Belfast, Northern Ireland and their attitudes towards education. It shows how their emerging identities tend to emphasize relationships, marriage and motherhood at the expense of a concern with education and future careers. The article suggests that one important factor that can help explain this is the influence of the local neighbourhood. In drawing upon Bourdieu's concepts of symbolic violence and habitus and… CONTINUE READING

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