Identity Work at a Normal University in Shanghai

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Abstract

Although students’ symptoms of disappointment seem to indicate the power of university experiences to extinguish purposeful action, this article suggests they are associated with students' identity work, central to which are attempts to cope with disintegrations to school-related identities and efforts to construct alternate senses of self.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-328
Number of pages15
JournalAnthropology and Education Quarterly
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

Keywords

  • Agency
  • China
  • energetic/reluctant individualism
  • identity work
  • tertiary education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Anthropology

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