College Life through the Eyes of Students

College Life through the Eyes of Students

by Mary Grigsby
     
 

ISBN-10: 1438426208

ISBN-13: 9781438426204

Pub. Date: 05/07/2009

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Presents the perspectives of contemporary college students on their lives and educations.

The struggles and achievements of today’s college students are thrown into stark relief in this fascinating account of how such students make meaning of their lives. Author Mary Grigsby uses the voices of students themselves to discuss how they view, adjust to, and

Overview

Presents the perspectives of contemporary college students on their lives and educations.

The struggles and achievements of today’s college students are thrown into stark relief in this fascinating account of how such students make meaning of their lives. Author Mary Grigsby uses the voices of students themselves to discuss how they view, adjust to, and participate in the college student culture of a large midwestern university and to explore what they think of their educational experiences. Topics include a look at a typical day on campus, student subcultures and the lifestyles they engender, whether college life conforms to the images and scenarios of popular culture, and student approaches to making it through college. Going to college has become the major coming-of-age experience for many people in the United States, and Mary Grigsby has provided a compelling, readable, and up-to-date account of this formative period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438426204
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
05/07/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
249
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction
College Life through the Eyes of Students

2. Parent Politics
The Intersections of Class, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity in Student and Parent Relationships

3. Generalized College Student Culture

4. Using the Cultural Tool Kit
College Student Cultural Orientations

5. Blueprints of Individualism and Life
Trajectories in Late Modernity

Appendices

Notes
References
Index

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