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The Resource Who gets to be smart : privilege, power and knowledge, Bri Lee

Who gets to be smart : privilege, power and knowledge, Bri Lee

Label
Who gets to be smart : privilege, power and knowledge
Title
Who gets to be smart
Title remainder
privilege, power and knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Bri Lee
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Bri Lee asks Who gets to be smart? in this forensic and hard-hitting exploration of knowledge, power and privilege. In 2018, Bri Lee's brilliant young friend Damian was named a Rhodes Scholar, an apex of academic achievement. When she goes to visit him and takes a tour of Oxford and Rhodes House, she begins questioning her belief in a system she has previously revered, as she learns the truth behind what Virginia Woolf described almost a century earlier as the 'stream of gold and silver' that flows through elite institutions and dictates decisions about who deserves to be educated there. The question that forms in her mind drives the following two years of conversations and investigations: Who gets to be smart? Interrogating the adage, 'knowledge is power', and calling institutional prejudice to account, Bri dives into her own privilege and presumptions to bring us the stark and confronting results. Far from offering any 'equality of opportunity', Australia's education system exacerbates social stratification
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Bri
Dewey number
306.42
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Education
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Equality
  • Privilege (Social psychology)
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Intellectuals
  • Educational equalization
  • Educational choice
  • Social stratification
Target audience
adult
Label
Who gets to be smart : privilege, power and knowledge, Bri Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000069229822
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781760879808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1241660926
Label
Who gets to be smart : privilege, power and knowledge, Bri Lee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000069229822
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781760879808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1241660926

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