How does one become a member of an elite profession? This book examines how elites-in-training contest, rationalize, and finally 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.
Debra Jo Schleef, Ph.D Northwestern University, is a professor of Sociology at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles in law and education journals. Her most recent book is Managing Elites: Accomodation and Resistance in Law and Business Schools (Rowman and Littlefield Press, 2005).