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Working in class : recognizing how social class shapes our academic work

Author: Allison L Hurst; Sandi Kawecka Nenga
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
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"More students today are financing college through debt, but the burdens of debt are not equally shared. The least privileged students are those most encumbered and the least able to repay. All of this has implications for those who work in academia, especially those who are themselves from less advantaged backgrounds. Warnock argues that it is difficult to reconcile the goals of facilitating upward mobility for  Read more...
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Working in class.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
(DLC) 2015047222
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allison L Hurst; Sandi Kawecka Nenga
ISBN: 9781475822526 1475822529 9781475822533 1475822537 9781475822540 1475822545
OCLC Number: 920453833
Description: vii, 211 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part One: Research --
Class as a Force of Habit: The social World Embodied in Scholarship / Sean McCloud --
Controlling for Class: Or the Persistence of Classism in Psychology / Irene Lopez and Olivia Legan --
Class, Academia, and Ontologies of Global Selfhood / Sara Appel --
Survival Strategies for Working-Class Women as Junior Facility Members / Lynn Arner --
Part Two: Teaching --
Boundary Crossing: Social Class and Race in the Classroom / Andrea D. Lewis --
Lessons Learned: How I unintentionally Reproduce Class Inequality / Jessi Streib --
Making Class Salient in the Sociology Classroom / Melissa Quintela --
Witnessing Social Class in the Academy / Dwight Lang --
The Classroom Crucible: Preparing Teachers from Privilege for Students of Poverty / Michael Svec and P.L. Thomas --
Part Three: Work in the academy --
Working-Class, Teaching Class, and working Class in the Academy / Krista M. Soria --
"We're All Middle Class Here": Privilege and the Denial of Class Inequality in the Canadian Professoriate / Timothy J. Haney --
Narrating the Job Crisis: Self-Development or Collective Action? / Gretchen Braun --
Capitalizing Class: An Examination of Socioeconomic Diversity on the Contemporary Campus / Deborah M. Warnock.
Responsibility: edited by Allison L. Hurst and Sandi Kawecka Nenga.

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"More students today are financing college through debt, but the burdens of debt are not equally shared. The least privileged students are those most encumbered and the least able to repay. All of this has implications for those who work in academia, especially those who are themselves from less advantaged backgrounds. Warnock argues that it is difficult to reconcile the goals of facilitating upward mobility for students from similar backgrounds while being aware that the goals of many colleges and universities stand in contrast to the recruitment and support of these students. This, combined with the fact that campuses are increasingly reliant on adjunct labor, makes it difficult for the contemporary tenure-track or tenured working-class academic to reconcile his or her position in the academy."--Publisher's description.
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Students from working-class families struggle to succeed in universities run by individuals from more privileged backgrounds. Universities expand course offerings while reducing tenure track faculty Read more...

 
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