College and the Working Class
What are the meanings, experiences, and impact of college for working-class people? The author of this book addresses the two questions, what is college like for working-class students, and what is college for the working class? In The Other Three Percent, the author draws on a wealth of previous research to tell the stories of five very different working-class college students as they apply to, enter, successfully navigate, and complete college. Through these stories readers will learn about the obstacles working-class students face and overcome, the costs and effectiveness of higher education as a mechanism of social mobility, and the problems caused on our college campuses by our reticence to meaningfully confront the class divide. Readers will be invited to compare their own experiences of higher education with those of the students here described, and to evaluate their own institutions’ openness towards working-class students through a series of checklists provided in the book’s conclusion. Allison L. Hurst is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She is a member of the Association of Working-Class Academics.
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CHAPTER 2 COLLEGE AND THE WORKING CLASS AN OVERVIEW
CHAPTER 3 SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?
CHAPTER 4 BORDER COUNTRY
CHAPTER 5 ON AND OFF CAMPUS
CHAPTER 6 YOU CANT GO HOME AGAIN
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