Does Class Shape the University Experience? An Exploration of Middle-Class Pakeha at the University of Auckland

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dc.contributor.advisor France, A en Hawthorne, Breanna en 2017-09-04T01:44:05Z en 2017 en
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dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract Social class in New Zealand is something of a contested issue, with many believing that we live in a ‘classless society’, or that issues of class are less relevant than the inequalities created and maintained by colonialism. These conceptions have resulted in a lack of empirical research on both the white working class and the role of privilege within Aotearoa/New Zealand. At an international level, research on class and university has been centred more on outcomes, rather than the lived experience of young people at university. By conducting in-depth interviews with 9 students who identify as Pakeha/New Zealand European, from a mixture of class backgrounds currently in their second or subsequent year of study at the University of Auckland, this research aims to add a new understanding to the literature. The study is framed by a Bourdieusian understanding of class, which allows for a more holistic and complex exploration of the similarities and differences across students’ experiences of university. It explores the role of their families and peers in shaping their time as students, drawing upon cultural, economic and social capital to support them throughout the duration of the degree(s). en
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dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99264930411502091 en
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dc.title Does Class Shape the University Experience? An Exploration of Middle-Class Pakeha at the University of Auckland en
dc.type Thesis en Sociology en The University of Auckland en Masters en
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pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-09-04 en

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