Educational Upward Mobility

Practices of Social Changes

  • Authors
  • Antonia┬áKupfer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Antonia Kupfer
    Pages 1-2
  3. Antonia Kupfer
    Pages 29-41
  4. Antonia Kupfer
    Pages 42-55
  5. Antonia Kupfer
    Pages 165-167
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 168-184

About this book


What enables the few working-class people who enter higher education to achieve against the odds? This book offers answers by comparing social contexts, educational institutions and policies in Austria and England to demonstrate a surprising number of similarities behind those who succeed using Bourdieu's concept of habitus.


Social mobility Social inequality Working-class education Gender in education Higher education Vocational education Bourdieu Habitus Biographical narrative interviews Austria England education higher education Institution methodology mobility Pierre Bourdieu social change

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Education Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47008-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-35531-7
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