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School-smart and Mother-wise: Working-Class Women's Identity and Schooling / Edition 1
     

School-smart and Mother-wise: Working-Class Women's Identity and Schooling / Edition 1

by Wendy Luttrell
 

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ISBN-10: 0415910129

ISBN-13: 2900415910124

Pub. Date: 05/21/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Schoolsmart and Motherwise illustrates how and why American education disadvantages working-class women when they are children and adults. In it we hear working-class women--black and white, rural and urban, southern and northern--recount their childhood

experiences, describing the circumstances that led them to drop out of school. Now enrolled in adult

Overview

Schoolsmart and Motherwise illustrates how and why American education disadvantages working-class women when they are children and adults. In it we hear working-class women--black and white, rural and urban, southern and northern--recount their childhood

experiences, describing the circumstances that led them to drop out of school. Now enrolled in adult education programs, they seek more than a diploma: respect, recognition and a public identity. Drawing upon the life stories of these women, Wendy Luttrell sensitively describes and

analyzes the politics and psychodynamics that shape working-class life, schooling, and identity. She examines the paradox of women's education, particularly the relationship between schooling and mothering, and offers practical suggestions for school reform.

Contemporary Sociology)

memories of childhood to the shaping forces of gender, race, and class. An important and engaging book (Barrie Thorne, Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, University of California, Berkeley and author of Gender Play)

Education, University of Sydney)

schooling....Luttrell adds to the literature significant new insights into gendered ways of knowing....A well written, accessible book, Schoolsmart and Motherwise should engage a wide audience, from those interested in frontiers of critical education theory, to those involved in adult

literacy classes, to teachers, parents, students; to citizens concerned about the growing social inequality in the United States (Dorothy C. Holland, Professor of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900415910124
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/21/1997
Series:
Perspectives on Gender Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184

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