Privilege, Agency and Affect

Understanding the Production and Effects of Action

  • Claire Maxwell
  • Peter Aggleton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Privilege, Agency and Affect — Understanding the Production and Effects of Action

  3. Privilege, Emotions and Reproduction Through Elite Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Jane Kenway, Johannah Fahey, Aaron Koh
      Pages 15-31
    3. Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández, Kate Cairns, Chandni Desai
      Pages 32-49
  4. Agency and Affect In and Through Higher Education

  5. Privilege, Dominance and Hierarchy Between Families and Communities

  6. Agency, Privilege and Social Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen
      Pages 202-218
  7. End Notes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Laura M. Ahearn
      Pages 240-247
    3. Claire Maxwell, Peter Aggleton
      Pages 248-257
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 258-263

About this book


Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives and engaging with new empirical evidence from around the world, this collection examines how privilege, agency and affect are linked, and where possibilities for social change might lie.


human agency privilege social theory social mobility education emotion Familie gender Generation Habitus Institution school schooling social change social justice

Authors and affiliations

  • Claire Maxwell
    • 1
  • Peter Aggleton
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EducationUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.The University of New South WalesAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Education Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45096-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-29263-6
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