The Graduate Grind

The Graduate Grind

by Patricia Hinchey, Isabel Kimmel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0815333978

ISBN-13: 9780815333975

Pub. Date: 04/20/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Examining common assumptions and routines through the lens of critical theory, the authors question several aspects of graduate education, including the conception of graduate students as institutional capital; institutionalized prejudice based on age, gender, sexual orientation, race and class; and competing power and value systems. The authors allow students to

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Examining common assumptions and routines through the lens of critical theory, the authors question several aspects of graduate education, including the conception of graduate students as institutional capital; institutionalized prejudice based on age, gender, sexual orientation, race and class; and competing power and value systems. The authors allow students to tell their own stories, thus humanizing the results of abuses generated by a flawed system. Finding a current exploitation of students unconscionable, Hinchey and Kimmel call for a new vision of graduate education, one in which students are valued and treated as unique and vibrant individuals

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815333975
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/20/2000
Series:
Critical Education Practice Series
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

1. Problems and Perspectives

Questioning Trends in Graduate Education

Defining "The Problem"

2.Sources of Institutional Power: Constructed Consciousness, Hegemony, and Reification

Constructed Consciousness: Lessons from Experience

Institutional Hegemony: Graduate Student Perception of Place and Power

Reification: Institutions That Can Do No Wrong

3.Institutional Cultures and Power: The Minefield of Conflicting Identities

The Influence of Culture on Behavior

Culture as an Interpretive Lens

Institutional Cultures and Student Experience

4.Culture and Oppression: The "Other" as Graduate Student

Forms of Oppression

Experience of the Other

Realities

5.Power and the Dissertation: Faculty as Demigods

Ritual and Gatekeeping

Dilemmas and Demigods

6.Voices of the Oppressed

7.How Might Things Be Otherwise?

Recent Thoughts on Reform

Philosophical Concerns

Parting Thoughts

References

Index

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