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Inheriting PossibilitySocial Reproduction and Quantification in Education$
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Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517901264

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.001.0001

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Inheriting Merit

Inheriting Merit

The SAT as an Institutionalized Measuring Apparatus for Social Mobility

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(p.115) 4 Inheriting Merit
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Inheriting Possibility
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Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.003.0004

The fourth chapter diffractively analyzes the ontology of the SAT as a measuring apparatus and its intra-actions with conceptions of “meritocracy”; how the instrument is understood by test-takers and how that influences preparation (if any); and the intra-acting performative effect of enfolding historialities of the grandparents education with grandchild SAT performance.

Keywords:   New materialisms, Education, Inheritance, Deconstruction, social reproduction, SAT, post-humanist studies, philosophy of science, quantitative methods, parenting practices

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