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ERIC Number: EJ1086597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Comics, Kitsch, and Class: An Autoethnographic Exploration of an Accidental Academic
Wright, Robin Redmon
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v29 n3 p426-444 2016
This article is an autoethnographical exploration of key events in the author's life that influenced, even propelled, her into academia, despite working-class cultural and economic barriers. This study chronicles moments when circumstances converged to cause dramatic shifts in perspective that steered her toward a fulfilling life as a scholar. It also reveals the accidental nature of that journey and seeks to understand ways educators might encourage more deliberate academic pursuits for members of lower socioeconomic groups. The author argues for making universities more diverse and inclusive by recognizing the obstacles most working-class and poor students face and valuing the qualities necessary to overcome them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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