ISBN-10:
1421405741
ISBN-13:
9781421405742
Pub. Date:
01/22/2012
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Degrees of Inequality: Culture, Class, and Gender in American Higher Education

Degrees of Inequality: Culture, Class, and Gender in American Higher Education

by Ann L. Mullen

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ISBN-13: 9781421405742
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 01/22/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 779,008
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ann L. Mullen is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Toronto.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Yale and Southern 16

2 The High School Years 31

3 Deciding to Go to College 72

4 Choosing Colleges 84

5 Going to College 118

6 Majors and Knowledge 156

Conclusion 205

Note on Methodology 225

Bibliography 229

Index 241

What People are Saying About This

Paul DiMaggio

This book shows us two worlds of higher education, differing in the students they attract, how those students decide whether and where to matriculate, what they believe their futures hold, the subjects in which they major, and their very understanding of the meaning of knowledge. A gifted listener and writer, Ann Mullen articulates these different experiences and visions, demonstrates how personal biography and institutional location interact, and tells a story important for anyone who cares about the meaning of higher education today and the forces that may change tomorrow.

Paul DiMaggio, A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Jane Gaskell

Degrees of Inequality is a fabulous book in the best traditions of the sociology of education. Theoretically sophisticated, it illuminates the social processes that generate inequality in American higher education. Ann Mullen’s engaging writing style will draw readers to its arguments.

Jane Gaskell, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

William G. Bowen

This finely textured study of students at two nearby universities, Yale and Southern Connecticut State, complements the existing heavily quantitative studies of college-going. Mullen’s in-depth interviews capture splendidly the profound differences between students at these two universities in terms of social background and college experiences, revealing a striking degree of stratification.

William G. Bowen, President Emeritus, Princeton University and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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