ERIC Number: EJ775226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 17
Trying to Find Home: Navigating Social Strata
Renne, Christine G.
Educational Foundations, v17 n3 p77-89 Sum 2003
This paper presents a narrative that explores the author's own life as a woman from a working class background who is now a professor. After situating her work in the small but growing research field about the intersection of social class and academics, the author presents her autobiography by providing a documentary through the three categories of social, intellectual, and work experiences. Then, she compares her experiences and understandings with others to reveal similarities and differences. Ultimately, the purpose of this narrative is to expand what is known about working class academics and to contribute to the expanding research literature focused on how social class influences the lives of those who have careers as academics in higher education settings.
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Social Experience, Intellectual Experience, Employment Experience, Working Class, Aspiration, Socioeconomic Status, High Achievement, Career Development, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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