ERIC Number: ED358787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Working-Class Women in the Academy: Laborers in the Knowledge Factory.
Tokarczyk, Michelle M., Ed.; Fay, Elizabeth A., Ed.
This volume contains a collection of essays on the issues and concerns that face women from working-class backgrounds who enter academic careers. Following an introduction and transcript of a dialogue between Kate Ellis and Lillain S. Robinson, the essays are as follows: "What's a Nice Working-Class Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?" (Saundra Gardner); "Who Am I Now? The Politics of Class Identity" (Donna Langston); "Writing and Teaching with Class" (Valerie Miner); "A Question of Belonging" (Joanna Kadi); "Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education" (bell hooks); "A Mennonite 'Hard Worker' Moves from the Working Class and the Religious/Ethnic Community to Academia: A Conflict Between Two Definitions of Work" (Laura H. Weaver); "Grandma Went to Smith, All Right, but She Went from Nine to Five: A Memoir" (Patricia Clark Smith); "A Farmer's Daughter in Academia" (Jacqueline Burnside); "Yer Own Motha Wouldna Reckanized Ya: Surviving an Apprenticeship in the 'Knowledge Factory'" (Suzanne Sowinska); "Pass the Cake: The Politics of Gender, Class, and Text in the Academic Workplace" (Pam Annas); "'Someone to Watch Over Me': Politics and Paradoxes in Academic Mentoring" (Cheryl Fish); "Working-Class Women as Students and Teachers" (Elisabeth Johnson); "Teaching the Working Woman" (Rose Zimbardo); "Recasting the 'Politics of Truth': Thoughts on Class, Gender, and the Role of Intellectuals" (Pamela A. Fox); "Vestments and Vested Interests: Academia, the Working Class, and Affirmative Action" (Sharon O'Dair); "Language: Closings and Openings" (Pat Belanoff);"Dissent in the Field; or, a New Type of Intellectual?" (Elizabeth A. Fay); "Telling Tales in School: A Redneck Daughter in the Academy" (Hephzibah Roskelly); and "By the Rivers of Babylon" (Michelle M. Tokarczyk). Includes an index and notes on the contributors; contains 53 references. (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Identification (Psychology), Individual Development, Institutional Environment, Social Class, Social Environment, Socioeconomic Background, Teacher Role, Women Faculty, Working Class
University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA 01004 (hardcover: ISBN-0-87023-834-5, $45; papercover: ISBN-0-87023-835-3, $18.95).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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