(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Class, students and place : encountering locality in a post-industrial landscape

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WATTIS L. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Criminology, Teesside Univ., Middlesbrough, ROYAUME-UNI


This article explores the meaning of ‘class’ and ‘studenthood’ at a ‘new’ university in a large post-industrialtown in the north of England. Findings support the accepted notion of a distinct student identity and perceived divides between students and local people based on spatiality, locality, class and student habitus, which also intersected with gender to produce ‘locally specific’ experiences of space and safety within this setting. However, the article confounds the middle-class student and working-class local dichotomy by exploring accounts from a varied sample of women in terms of age, class, ethnicity and domestic background, which reveal alternative university experiences and shifting class relations as a result of deindustrialisation


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 50, no12 [pp. 2425-2440]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



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