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This fine place so far from home : voices of Academics from the working class

Author: Carlos L Dews
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temnple Univ. Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Features several autobiographical and analytical essays, which reveal an academic world in which "blue-collar work is invisible." Describing conflict and frustration, this book exposes a divisive  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos L Dews
ISBN: 156639290X 9781566392907 1566392918 9781566392914
OCLC Number: 243813659
Description: VIII, 341 S.
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction Carolyn Leste Law Part I: Lives Are Not Essays 1. Stupid Rich Bastards Laurel Johnson Black 2. A Real Class Act: Searching for Identity in the "Classless" Society Julie A. Charlip 3. Bronx Syndrome Stephen Garger 4. The Screenwriter's Tale Jennifer Lawler 5. You Were Raised Better Than That Naton Leslie 6. In the Shadow of My Old Kentucky Home George T. Martin, Jr. 7. Todos Vuelven: From Potrero Hill to UCLA Rosa Maria Pegueros 8. Another Day's Journey: An African American in Higher Education Gloria D. Warren Part II: Border States 9. Useful Knowledge Mary Cappello 10. A Carpenter's Daughter Renny Christopher 11. Paper Mills Heather J. Hicks 12. The Social Construction of a Working-Class Academic Dwight Lang 13. Working-Class Women as Academics: Seeing in Two Directions, Awkwardly Nancy LaPaglia 14. Ambivalent Maybe Wilson J. Moses 15. Class Matters: Symbolic Boundaries and Cultural Exclusion Sharon O'Dair 16. Nowhere at Home: Toward a Phenomenology of Working-Class Consciousness Christine Overall 17. Past Voices, Present Speakers Donna Burns Phillips Part III: The Intellectual Worker/The Academic Workplace 18. Workin' at the U. Milan Kovacovic 19. Class, Composition, and Reform in Departments of English: A Personal Account Raymond A. Mazurek 20. Complicity in Class Codes: The Exclusionary Function of Education Irvin Peckham 21. Is There a Working-Class History? William A. Pelz 22. Psychology's Class Blindness: Investment in the Status Quo Deborah Piper 23. Working It Out: Values, Perspectives, and Autobiography John Sumser Part IV: Awayward Mobility 24. The Work of Professing (A Letter to Home) Michael Schwalbe Afterword C.L. Barney Dews About the Contributors
Responsibility: ed. by C.L. Barney Dews.


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"A collection of essays by faculty members and several graduate students, this book provides [a] glimpse of the class system in the United States and how it plays out in colleges and Read more...

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