A Cosmopolitan Journey?: Difference, Distinction and by Helene Snee

By Helene Snee

Does shuttle expand the brain? This e-book explores this question via an leading edge sociological examine of hole 12 months go back and forth. Taking a 12 months out in a foreign country among tuition and collage is an more and more valid perform for children within the united kingdom. yet what do teens get out of hole years? quite a lot of 'official' resources recognize hole years as a fashion of changing into an international citizen and extra employable whilst. rather than instantly assuming that hole years are a 'good thing', this ebook seriously considers how this modern ceremony of passage may possibly give a contribution to the copy of structural drawback at either a countrywide and foreign point when it comes to younger people's routes into schooling and employment, and representations of distinction and contrast in cultural practices. the foremost argument operating through the ebook is that well-established methods of brooding about and figuring out the area are used to border hole yr studies, together with how people and areas are assorted; the impact of sophistication in picking out what has cultural price; and what kind of id paintings is worth it. hole years can be found at some degree the place a few fields overlap: schooling, employment and the intake of relaxation trip. a sophisticated trip? will as a result be of curiosity to scholars, lecturers and practitioners in those areas.

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