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What do families of the ‘professional and managerial’ class educate their children for? The links between happiness and autonomy

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dc.contributor Universitat de Vic. Facultat d'Educació, Traducció i Ciències Humanes
dc.contributor.author Collet, Jordi (Collet i Sabé)
dc.contributor.author Tort, Antoni
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-08T12:14:38Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-08T12:14:38Z
dc.date.created 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Collet Sabé, J., & Tort Bardolet, A. (2015). What do families of the 'professional and managerial' class educate their children for? the links between happiness and autonomy. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 36(2), 234-249. ca_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0142-5692
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10854/3976
dc.description.abstract Based on a qualitative study involving 124 professional and managerial class families in Catalonia (Spain), this paper describes the aims and objectives these families have for the education of their children. During the fieldwork, when asked what they were aiming for in the education of their children, almost all of the parents replied ‘for them to be happy’. But what kind of happiness are they talking about? What kind of education might lead to happiness? Drawing principally on the work of Kellerhals and Montandon and their ‘contractual model of education’ and Bauman’s concepts of ‘secondary security’ and ‘homo eligens’, although also taking into account the related contributions of Lareau, Vincent and Ball, Stefansen and Aarseth, and Kusserow, the paper aims to demonstrate the strong connection these families make between happiness and ‘absolute’ autonomy, understood as two sides of the same coin and seen, by the participants, as the guiding principle that should shape the way they bring their children up. en
dc.format application/pdf
dc.format.extent 18 p. ca_ES
dc.language.iso eng ca_ES
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis ca_ES
dc.rights Tots els drets reservats ca_ES
dc.rights (c) Taylor & Francis
dc.subject.other Família i escola ca_ES
dc.title What do families of the ‘professional and managerial’ class educate their children for? The links between happiness and autonomy en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article ca_ES
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2013.814531
dc.rights.accesRights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess ca_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/acceptedVersion ca_ES
dc.indexacio Indexat a SCOPUS ca_ES
dc.indexacio Indexat a WOS/JCR

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