The Graduate Grind

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Overview

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815333975
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/20/2000
  • 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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