Youth mobilities in elite schools: elite circuit, reflexive youth biographies and their mobility blips
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AbstractThis paper presents the biographies of elite students and their purposeful mobilities. Their biographies are constructed from Skype interviews following their second year out of school. The focus of this paper is to trace the travel trajectories of a small set of students whose post school lives show what a reality check looks like outside the “social paradise” of their school. Situating the paper in the “new mobilities paradigm”, the conceptual apparatus of elite circuit is introduced to argue that because of their class advantage, elite youth are able to route and re-route themselves back to a secure future in spite of their mobility blips. The study of elite youth and their mobilities therefore brings issues of power, privilege and class advantage to the fore that also sheds light to our understanding of wider social inequalities, class making and its reproduction.
Acceptance Date25/07/2017
All Author(s) ListAaron Koh
Journal nameApplied Mobilities
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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