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The Educated Underclass Students and the Promise of Social Mobility

Paperback (20 Apr 2019) | English

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We live in a world with too many graduates fighting for too few jobs; where Deliveroo and FedEx drivers have advanced degrees. *BR**BR*The Educated Underclass offers a much-needed look at this societal restructuring from the perspective of students. Gary Roth examines the way that universities often reproduce traditional class hierarchies, the mechanisms that enable upward and downward social mobility, and how the 'overproduction of intelligence' hinders students, calling for a realignment of how social classes function today.*BR**BR*The dream of social mobility is dying. Where previous generations where expected to surpass their parents' level of economic success, prospects for today's graduates are increasingly bleak.

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Pluto Press is one of the world’s leading radical publishers, specialising in progressive, critical perspectives in politics and the social sciences. Based in London, we have been active for over 40 years and independent since 1979. We have more than 800 titles in print by authors such as Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, John Pilger, Susan George, Ziauddin Sardar, Greg Palast, Eduardo Galeano and Vandana Shiva.

Book information

ISBN: 9780745339221
Publisher: Pluto Press
Imprint: PlutoPress
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 192
Weight: -1g
Height: 215mm
Width: 135mm