chapter  12
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Assembling selves: 'choice' and the classed and gendered schooling experiences of 'marginalized' young women

This is generalising, I guess, but their households tend to not value education or professional employment, and the kids I see - a lot of them want to do [a course in] 'Hospitality'. That would be seen [by them] as a really high thing to work towards, whereas for me, that would be one of the lower things that I would want for myself. 'Beauty therapy', 'hairdressing'- it's not high academic achievement. And it just seems to me that their parents don't place a huge value on it - on education.