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Managing Elites Professional Socialization in Law and Business Schools

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ISBN-10: 0742538494

ISBN-13: 9780742538498

Edition: 2006

Authors: Debra J. Schleef

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How does one become a member of an elite profession? Managing Elites examines how elites-in-training contest, rationalize, and ultimately embrace their dominant positions in society. Using interviews with law and MBA students, the author shows that becoming elite is not a straightforward process without tensions. Successful socialization outcomes--employment in large corporate law firms or prominent investment banks and consulting firms--require both accomodation and resistance to ideologies about achievement and meritocracy.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction : ideology and social reproduction in education
"That's a good question!" : social class influences on educational choice
I didn't think it would be like the paper chase!
"It's all common sense" : the acquisition of professional skills
Thinking like a lawyer, strategizing like a manager
Empty ethics and reasonable responsibility
Jobs of least resistance
Paths of elite professional careers and beyond
Studying up : sociologist-in-training meets the elite
Interview schedules
Coding vocabularies of motive concerning social responsibility