chapter  11
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Illusory Equality: The Discipline-based Anticipatory Socialization of University Students

The research discussed here forms part of an ongoing project about West German university students and biography; in youth studies, this group has not often been considered. University students have tended to be viewed from the perspective of the sociology of education or of work and occupations. However, it can be argued that with the extension of the youth phase and the social, cultural and economic positioning of those in their twenties, university students fall under the concerns of youth researchers (cf. chapter 2 by Zinneker in this volume).