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Reflections From the Wrong Side of the Tracks : Class, Identity, and the Working Class Experience in Academe.

Author: Stephen L MuzzattiVincent C SamarcoPhyllis L BakerJennifer BeechBonnie BerryAll authors
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005.
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The essays in this collection challenge the predominant image of working class people in higher education by providing a series of analyses and personal commentaries from a wide range of working class academics. Reflections From the Wrong Side of the Tracks imparts a critical and substantial narrative about what it means to be from the working class and work in academe.
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Muzzatti, Stephen L.
Reflections From the Wrong Side of the Tracks : Class, Identity, and the Working Class Experience in Academe.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen L Muzzatti; Vincent C Samarco; Phyllis L Baker; Jennifer Beech; Bonnie Berry; Julie Harms-Cannon; Lyn Huxford; David Kauzlarich; Donna Selman-Killingbeck; Donna LeCourt; William Macauley; Daniel D Martin; Mike Presdee; Dawn Rothe; Kent Sandstrom; Michael Shott; Livy A Visano; Janelle Lynn Wilson
ISBN: 9781461615088 1461615089
OCLC Number: 855502696
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Preface: Serendipity My Ass; Some Preliminary Reflections from the Wrong Side of the Tracks; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I: Slippin' through the Cracks: Working-Class Academics Challenge the Meritocracy; 1: Happy Accidents: The Unofficial Story of How I Became an Academic; 2: Working It Out; 3: Personal, Professional, and Political Paths to the Study of the Crimes of the Powerful; 4: A Stranger to Paradise: Working-Class Graduate in the Culture of Academia. 5: Can a Working-Class Girl Have Roots and Wings? White Trash in the Ivory Tower6: Working Class Need Not Apply: Job Hunting, Job Interviews, and the Working-Class Experience in Academia; II: Attacked from Within and Without: Working-Class Academics and Initial Confrontations with Academe; 7: Making Class Matter: My Life as a Semi-Earhole; 8: White, Working Class, and Feminist: Working within the Master's House and Finding Home Again; 9: ""Gimme That!"": The Working-Class Student Meets the Working-Class Subject. 10: Critique of Domination: The Pain, Praxis, and Polemics of Working-Class Consciousness in Academia11: Working-Class Values and Life in Academe: Examining the Dissonance; III: Stoking the Fires of Resistance: Longtime Working-Class Academics Speak; 12: Teaching from the Wrong Side of the Tracks: Challenging Privilege and Authority in the Classroom; 13: The Meaning of Class Differences in the Academic World; 14: Trajectory and Transformation of a Working-Class Girl into an Upper-Middle-Class Associate Dean; 15: Making the Grade: Impostors in the Ivory Tower. 16: An Unwashed's Knowledge of Archaeology: Class and Merit in Academic Placement17: Class Enriching the Classroom: The ""Radical"" as Rooted Pedagogic Strengths; Index; About the Contributors.

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