College Life Through the Eyes of Students

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Presents the perspectives of contemporary college students on their lives and educations.
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“Going to college has become the major coming-of-age experience for many people in the United States, and the struggles and achievements of today’s college students are thrown into stark relief in College Life through the Eyes of Students. Grigsby in this fascinating account of how such students make meaning of their lives provides a compelling, readable, and up-to-date account of this formative period.” —

“Too many of us in higher education ‘guess’ at the needs and desires of the students we serve. This book spells all this out in well-written, well-researched form.” — Mary Chayko, author of Portable Communities: The Social Dynamics of Online and Mobile Connectedness

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438426204
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 5/7/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 249
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Grigsby is Associate Professor of Rural Sociology at the University of Missouri. She is the author of Buying Time and Getting By: The Voluntary Simplicity Movement, also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents


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



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