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Burke, Ciaran Thomas; Emmerich, Nathan; Ingram, Nicola – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2013
This article engages with Atkinson's recent criticisms of concepts of collective habitus, such as "institutional" and "familial" habitus, in order to defend their conceptual utility and theoretical coherence. In so doing we promote a flexible understanding of habitus as "both" an individual and a collective concept. By retaining this flexibility…
Descriptors: Personality, Collectivism, Individualism, Social Theories
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Bathmaker, Ann-Marie; Ingram, Nicola; Waller, Richard – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2013
Strategies employed by middle-class families to ensure successful educational outcomes for their children have long been the focus of theoretical and empirical analysis in the United Kingdom and beyond. In austerity England, the issue of middle-class social reproduction through higher education increases in saliency, and students' awareness of how…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Social Mobility, Working Class, Longitudinal Studies
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Devine, Dympna; Savage, Mike; Ingram, Nicola – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
The authors review "White middle class identities and urban schooling," by D. Reay, G. Crozier and D. James. This book focuses on the perspectives of white middle-class parents who make "against"-the-grain school choices for their children in urban England. It provides key insights into the dynamics of class practising that are…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Democracy, School Choice, Parent Attitudes
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Ingram, Nicola – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
This article contributes to the theory of institutional habitus by exploring the differing ways in which the institutional habitus of two schools in Belfast, Northern Ireland mediates the local habitus of working-class boys. All of the boys in this qualitative case study live in the same disadvantaged working-class community but attend two…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Males, Working Class