Socio-sartorial inscriptions of social class in a study of school and identity in Ireland

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Abstract

This paper explores how classed identities are constituted through the socio-sartorial inscriptions of a working-class school and community in an Irish city in the twenty-first century. The data of the paper were generated through a wider three-year critical ethnography of a school community. The focus here is upon the identity work of the participants as it is connected to the school and the wider community. The article makes a particular contribution to the conversation of cultural constructions of class; in this instance through socio-sartorialism and how cultural capital is embodied and performed through people. The paper offers illustrative cases formed from participant interviews and an analysis of how socio-sartorial inscription contributes to the making of class in educational contexts.

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Cahill, K. (2019). Socio-sartorial inscriptions of social class in a study of school and identity in Ireland. Discourse, 40(3), 294–305. https://doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2017.1327422

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