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

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

Author: C L Barney Dews; Carolyn Leste Law
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C L Barney Dews; Carolyn Leste Law
ISBN: 156639290X 9781566392907 1566392918 9781566392914
OCLC Number: 30736674
Description: viii, 341 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Carolyn Leste Law --
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 --
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 --
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 --
24. The Work of Professing (A Letter to Home) / Michael Schwalbe --
Afterword / C.L. Barney Dews.
Responsibility: edited by C.L. Barney Dews and Carolyn Leste Law.


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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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