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dc.contributor.authorBaker, Sally
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Brian J.
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-08T11:47:37Z
dc.date.available2009-09-08T11:47:37Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationBaker, S. and Brown, B.J. (2008) Habitus and homeland: Educational aspirations, family life and culture in autobiographical narratives of educational experience in rural Wales. Socioloogia Ruralis, 28 (1), pp. 57-72.en
dc.identifier.issn0038-0199
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/2458
dc.description.abstractWe use the concept of habitus to illuminate the autobiographical narratives of participants from disadvantaged backgrounds in mid-twentieth century rural Wales who were successful at university. The participants' constructions of their habitus and aspirations drew upon a number of themes that intersected with their ideas of Welsh culture. Images of Welsh culture, history and national identity played a significant role in their accounts. The participants' 'aspirational habitus' involved a rich blend of images and symbolic resources and a sense that they had a right to be at university. This has implications for how we conceive of habitus and its role in guiding people from rural to largely urban intellectual cultures. The participants' experiences were made possible by virtue of the isolation of their rural communities and the corresponding significance of their social milieu, which consolidated their value system by attaching considerable significance to ! educational achievement.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley Blackwellen
dc.subjectWalesen
dc.subjectruralen
dc.subjecthabitusen
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.titleHabitus and homeland: Educational aspirations, family life and culture in autobiographical narratives of educational experience in rural Walesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9523.2008.00449.x
dc.researchgroupParticipation & Social Justice
dc.researchgroupPsychology
dc.researchgroupHealth Policy
dc.researchgroupMary Seacole Research Centre
dc.researchgroupHealth Policy Research Unit
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Health, Health Policy and Social Careen
dc.researchinstituteMary Seacole Research Centreen


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