This Fine Place So Far from Home: Voices of Academics from the Working Class

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This Fine Place So Far from Home: Voices of Academics from the Working Class

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566392914
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1995
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Stupid Rich Bastards 13
2 A Real Class Act: Searching for Identity in the "Classless" Society 26
3 Bronx Syndrome 41
4 The Screenwriter's Tale 54
5 You Were Raised Better Than That 66
6 In the Shadow of My Old Kentucky Home 75
7 Todos Vuelven: From Potrero Hill to UCLA 87
8 Another Day's Journey: An African American in Higher Education 106
9 Useful Knowledge 127
10 A Carpenter's Daughter 137
11 Paper Mills 151
12 The Social Construction of a Working-Class Academic 159
13 Working-Class Women as Academics: Seeing in Two Directions, Awkwardly 177
14 Ambivalent Maybe 187
15 Class Matters: Symbolic Boundaries and Cultural Exclusion 200
16 Nowhere at Home: Toward a Phenomenology of Working-Class Consciousness 209
17 Past Voices, Present Speakers 221
18 Workin' at the U. 233
19 Class, Composition, and Reform in Departments of English: A Personal Account 249
20 Complicity in Class Codes: the Exclusionary Function of Education 263
21 Is There a Working-Class History? 277
22 Psychology's Class Blindness: Investment in the Status Quo 286
23 Working It Out: Values, Perspectives, and Autobiography 297
24 The Work of Professing (A Letter to Home) 309
Afterword 332
About the Contributors 337
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