Privilege : The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School

As one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation, St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, has long been the exclusive domain of America's wealthiest sons. But times have changed. Today, a new elite of boys and girls is being molded at St. Paul's, one that reflects the hope of openness but also the persistence of inequality.

In Privilege, Shamus Khan returns to his alma mater to provide an inside look at an institution that has been the private realm of the elite for the past 150 years. He shows that St. Paul's students continue to learn what they always have--how to embody privilege. Yet, while students once leveraged the trappings of upper-class entitlement, family connections, and high culture, current St. Paul's students learn to succeed in a more diverse environment. To be the future leaders of a more democratic world, they must be at ease with everything from highbrow art to everyday life--from Beowulf to Jaws--and view hierarchies as ladders to scale. Through deft portrayals of the relationships among students, faculty, and staff, Khan shows how members of the new elite face the opening of society while still preserving the advantages that allow them to rule.

  • Format: Paperback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 152 x 235 x 18.03mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 14 Oct 2012
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication City/Country: New Jersey, United States
  • Language: English
  • ISBN10: 0691156239
  • ISBN13: 9780691156231
  • Bestsellers rank: 85,529

More Books:

The Perils of
Language: en
Pages: 337
Authors: Phoebe Maltz Bovy
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-14 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

"Privilege--the word, the idea, the j'accuse that cannot be answered with equanimity--is the new rhetorical power play. From social media to academia, public sp
Black Privilege
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Charlamagne Tha God
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-18 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

An instant New York Times bestseller! Charlamagne Tha God—the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pissing People Off,” cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club
Privilege Power And Difference
Language: en
Pages: 193
Authors: Allan G. Johnson
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:

Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Kate Brian
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-30 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Ariana Osgood plots her escape from the mental insititution where she was locked up after being arrested for the death of Thomas Pearson at Easton Academy, as s
Understanding White Privilege
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Frances E. Kendall
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Routledge

Understanding White Privilege delves into the complex interplay between race, power, and privilege in both organizations and private life.
Pressure is a Privilege
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Billie Jean King
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Lifetime Media

The tennis star recounts her life and athletic career, from childhood, through her athletic successes, to her life after professional tennis, and discusses the
A Kids Book about White Privilege
Language: en
Pages: 0
Authors: Ben Sand
Categories: Prejudices
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-06 - Publisher:

We've neglected the topic of white privilege for too long. This book directly addresses the myth that all children start from the same spot. White children grow
Privilege Revealed
Language: en
Pages: 253
Authors: Stephanie M. Wildman
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: NYU Press

Affirmative action remains a hotly contested issue on our political landscape, yet the institutionalized systems of privilege which uphold the status quo remain
Attorney-Client Privilege Answer Book
Language: en
Pages: 0
Authors: Christopher S. Ruhland
Categories: Attorney and client
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11 - Publisher:

Attorney-Client Privilege Answer Book provides, in a Q&A format, clear answers to the questions that attorneys grapple with on a regular basis as to what is, or
Language: en
Pages: 366
Authors: Mary Adkins
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-10 - Publisher: HarperCollins

From the beloved author of When You Read This, a smart, sharply observed novel about gender and class on a contemporary Southern college campus in the spirit of