I want to argue that 1- there is enough evidence of both pro and anti technology discourse and thus the participants find themselves in the middle of this dialectic. 2- science occupies a higher position both with respect to opportunities and self esteem So there is a disc that says girsl should do arts but there also a discourse that says I am better than those girls and thus would do science. The pro tech discourse is essentially a couterdiscourse and also has pragmatic justifications to it.
I want to argue that The universal advice in favor of the pursuit of one’s interests is problematic in that it indicates the inability of subjects to do it. Atleast it is problematic for a large number of females to pursue their interests It needs to be clarified that pursuit of interests does not mean being oblivious to pragmatic aspects, it rather is an indication of forgoing personal aspirations for popular expectations as I would prove later
I want to argue :A- that the family’s becoming a resource leads to the structuring of kowledge in particular ways that are in marked consonance with the popular perceptions. This also leads to formation of spaces where dissent is difficult
Arguments:The acceptance of pragmatism as the major evaluative criterion is problematic when juxtaposed with the fact that families are the knowledge resources as well. The space for discussion then does not become a space for ‘lets see how far you can take your interests and be pragmatic’ it rather is characterised by ‘ it is fair to relegate your choice to a career in STEM since it is more in accordance to societal expectations. This is inability of choice is linked closely to the impossibility of dissent since cultural expectations do not allow a refusal to conform for girls which it does for boys.
argument The ambition for autonomy as a means for individuality is reflective of the inability to realize individual choices at earlier stages. The postponing of interests evidences the internalization of the line of thought that ranks pragmatics over individual interest.
Produce proportionally larger numbers of engineersChinese adults consider it high status workPotentially illustrative of mechanistic, blue-collar notions of engineeringConcrete associationsMedia coverageEngineers as supervised by bankers, senior managers, and others