Generation X Professors Speak: Voices from Academia

Generation X Professors Speak: Voices from Academia

by Elwood Watson
     
 

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With Baby Boomers now moving into retirement, members of Generation X have come to the forefront of American society. Consequently, understanding Generation X—and the potential impact of the independent, sometimes rebellious spirit that characterizes it—is critical. In Generation X Professors Speak: Voices from Academia, Elwood Watson has assembled

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With Baby Boomers now moving into retirement, members of Generation X have come to the forefront of American society. Consequently, understanding Generation X—and the potential impact of the independent, sometimes rebellious spirit that characterizes it—is critical. In Generation X Professors Speak: Voices from Academia, Elwood Watson has assembled a unique collection of thematically arranged essays by academics that offers insights into the issues, conflicts, and triumphs that epitomize this often overlooked generation. The essays cover topics ranging from career, class, family life, health, music, and physical disabilities to race, religion, and sexuality. Together, the essays define the characteristics and demonstrate the diversity of Generation X, and will appeal to scholars, students, and others interested in social history, psychology, gender studies, and popular culture.

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Journal of American Culture
Generation X Professors Speak is accessible for anyone currently involved in higher education, Generation X or not. From those in institutions suffering the adjunct instruction syndrome plaguing humanities departments throughout the country to the historical scholar attempting to gauge the emotional, physical, and sometimes spiritual toll of academic work in the second decade of the twenty-first century, this book explores issues that go beyond individuals born between 1965 and 1979.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810890701
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/04/2013
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Elwood Watson is professor of history, African American studies and gender studies at East Tennessee State University. He is the author and co-author of a number of books and articles, including Outsiders Within: Black Women in the Legal Academy after Brown v. Board (2009), and is a blogger and columnist for Diverse Education, X/Y Online, BlackPast.org, and Your Black World.

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