Mobilising capitals? Migrant children's negotiation of their everyday lives in school

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Title: Mobilising capitals? Migrant children's negotiation of their everyday lives in school
Authors: Devine, Dympna
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Date: Sep-2009
Online since: 2015-02-23T11:55:25Z
Abstract: This paper considers how first‐generation immigrant children contribute to processes of capital accumulation through their negotiation and positioning in Irish schools. Drawing on the concepts of social and cultural capital, as well as inter‐generational analyses of children's role in the structuring of everyday life, the paper highlights migrant children's strategic orientation to their primary schooling, positioning themselves in order to maximise the exchange value from their education. Social class, gender and ethnic/migrant status were identified as significant to the strategies adopted, and how children coped with their positioning as ethnic 'other' in school.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Journal: British Journal of Sociology of Education
Volume: 30
Issue: 5
Start page: 521
End page: 535
Copyright (published version): 2009 Taylor and Francis
Keywords: Migrant childrenAgencyIdentitiesSocial capitalCultural capital
DOI: 10.1080/01425690903101023
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Education Research Collection

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