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[This chapter foregrounds the central question of the text: how are children’s corporeal performances—shaped by their social class upbringing—interpreted by teachers and how might these (mis)interpretations influence the social reproductive effects of schooling? It asserts that important...
[This chapter familiarizes readers with the empirical landscape surrounding the study of social class and the body. Three orientations to this research are explored: two bidirectional orientations (1) different kinds of bodies experience different types of stratification and (2) social...
[This chapter begins with a brief historical overview of sociology of the body as a way of framing the later treatment of Bourdieu’s work on habitus, field, capital, and body hexis. Following this summary, this chapter then turns to Annette Lareau’s work on child-rearing logics that correspond...
[Lacking empirical data on how teachers read students’ bodies for social class status, this chapter suggests that one can consider this question by examining the corporeal implications of contemporary curricular and programmatic influences in schools. This chapter analyzes Ruby Payne’s A...
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