Working in Class: Recognizing How Social Class Shapes Our Academic Work

Working in Class: Recognizing How Social Class Shapes Our Academic Work


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ISBN-13: 9781475822533
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/27/2016
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Allison L. Hurst is an assistant professor of sociology at Oregon State University, where she teaches courses on the sociology of education and theory. She is also one of the founders and the current acting president of the Association of Working-Class Academics, an organization composed of college faculty and staff who were the first in their families to graduate from college. She has written two books on the experiences and identity reformations of working-class college students, The Burden of Academic Success: Loyalists, Renegades, and Double Agents (2010) and College and the Working Class (2012). Her current research focuses on the outcomes of college graduates, specifically the role of class and the impact of student debt.

Sandi Kawecka Nenga is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Her research interests include the sociology of youth, middle school peer cultures, youth engagement, social class as a lived experience, and the educational experiences of first-generation college students. Her research has been published in Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Qualitative Sociology Review, Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, Journal of Youth Studies, and Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research. Her current research interests are the experiences of first-generation Latino high school students in a college readiness program.

Table of Contents


Allison L. Hurst and Sandi K. Nenga

Part One: Research

Chapter 1: Class as a Force of Habit: The Social World Embodied in Scholarship
Sean McCloud

Chapter 2: Controlling for Class - or the Persistence of Classism in Psychology
Irene López and Olivia Legan

Chapter 3: Class, Academia, and Ontologies of Global Selfhood
Sara Appel

Chapter 4: Survival Strategies for Working-Class Women as Junior Faculty Members
Lynn Arner

Part Two: Teaching

Chapter 5: Boundary Crossing: Social Class and Race in the Classroom
Andrea Lewis

Chapter 6: Lessons Learned: How I Unintentionally Reproduce Class Inequality\
Jessi Streib

Chapter 7: Making Class Salient in the Sociology Classroom
Melissa Quintela

Chapter 8: Witnessing Social Class in the Academy
Dwight Lang

Chapter 9: The Classroom Crucible:
Michael Svec and P.L. Thomas

Part Three: Work in the Academy

Chapter 10: Working-Class, Teaching Class and Working Class in the Academy
Krista Soria

Chapter 11: “We’re All Middle Class Here”: Privilege and the Denial of Class Inequality in the Canadian Professoriate
Tim Haney

Chapter 12: Narrating the Job Crisis: Self-Development or Collective Action?
Gretchen Braun

Chapter 13: Capitalizing Class: An Examination of Socioeconomic Diversity on the Contemporary Campus
Deborah M. Warnock


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