Monografisk Happy Hour med Susanne Bregnbæk.

Kl. 15.00-15.05 Velkomst ved Antropologforeningens formand Thomas Hughes

Kl. 15.05-15.35 Præsentation af monografien ”Fragile Elite: The Dilemmas of China’s Top University Students” ved Susanne Bregnbæk, Assistant Professor ved University College Capital (UCC).

15.35-16.05 Diskussion af monografien monografien ”Fragile Elite: The Dilemmas of China’s Top University Students” ved lektor Karen Valentin fra Pædagogisk Antropologi, DPU – Danmarks institut for Pædagogik og Uddannelse

16.05-16.20 Pause

16.20-17.00 Diskussionen åbnes

Som altid vil der være snacks, vin, øl og vand. Arrangementet er åbent for alle, og tilmelding er ikke nødvendigt. Vel mødt!

Om Fragile Elite: The Dilemmas of China’s Top University Students:
China’s One Child Policy and its rigorous national focus on educational testing are well known. But what happens to those “lucky” few at the very top of the pyramid: elite university students in China who grew up under the One Child Policy and now attend the nation’s most prestigious universities? How do they feel about having made it to the top of an extremely competitive educational system—as their parents’ only child? What pressures do they face, and how do they cope with the expectations associated with being the best?

Fragile Elite explores the contradictions and perplexities of being an elite student through immersive ethnographic research conducted at two top universities in China. Susanne Bregnbæk uncovers the intimate psychological strains students suffer under the pressure imposed on them by parents and state, where the state acts as a parent and the parents reinforce the state. Fragile Elite offers fascinating insights into the intergenerational tensions at work in relation to the ongoing shift in educational policy and definition of what a “quality” student, child, and citizen is in contemporary China