Perfectly Prep: Gender Extremes at a New England Prep School

Perfectly Prep Gender Extremes at a New England Prep School Although New England boarding schools have been educating America s elite for four generations they along with their privileged students rarely have been the subject of study Living in a senior boy

  • Title: Perfectly Prep: Gender Extremes at a New England Prep School
  • Author: Sarah A. Chase
  • ISBN: 9780195308815
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Although New England boarding schools have been educating America s elite for four generations, they, along with their privileged students, rarely have been the subject of study Living in a senior boys dorm at a co ed school, Sarah Chase was able to witness the inner workings of student culture and the dynamics of their peer groups In an environment of ivy covered buildAlthough New England boarding schools have been educating America s elite for four generations, they, along with their privileged students, rarely have been the subject of study Living in a senior boys dorm at a co ed school, Sarah Chase was able to witness the inner workings of student culture and the dynamics of their peer groups In an environment of ivy covered buildings, institutional goals of excellence and aspirations to Ivy League colleges, the boys and girls acted extremely masculine or feminine While girls typically worked themselves into a state of sleep deprivation and despair during exam period, the boys remained seemingly unconcerned and relaxed As much as the girls felt pressure to be cute and perfect, the boys felt pressure to be bad ass and the best at everything Tellingly, the boys thought that it would suck to be a girl, while over one third of the girls wanted to be male if given the chance From her vantage point of sitting in the back of the football and field hockey buses, attending prom and senior pranks, and listening to how students described their academic and social pressures, competition, rumors, backstabbing, sex, and partying, Chase discovered that these boys and girls shared similar values, needs and desires despite their highly gendered behavior The large class, ethnic and individual differences in how the students perform their genders reveal the importance of culture in development and the power of individual agency This book examines the price of privilege and uncovers how student culture reflects and perpetuates society and institutional power structures and gender ideologies.
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    • Alasdair Ekpenyong says:

      Creative example of ethnographic writing. In addition to gender dynamics, the author also explores the ways that millennials are exploring race, class, and sexuality during their most formative years.

    • Susan Marianelli says:

      Honest and direct look at the affluence in New England private prep schools and the results that it creates in the students that attend them.

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