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Title Working-class women in the academy : laborers in the knowledge factory / edited by Michelle M. Tokarczyk and Elizabeth A. Fay.
Imprint Amherst, Mass. : University of Massachusetts Press, [1993]
©1993

Subject Women college teachers -- United States -- Social conditions.
Social classes -- United States.
Alt Name Tokarczyk, Michelle M., 1953-
Fay, Elizabeth A., 1957-
Description 1 online resource (vii, 335 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-327) and index.
Summary "My mother still wants me to get a 'real' job. My father, who is retired after forty-four years in the merchant marine, has never read my work. When I visited recently, the only book in his house was the telephone book." "I do not know that my mother's mother ever acknowledged my college education except to ask me once, 'How can you live so far away from your people?'. Thus write two of the twenty women from working-class backgrounds whose voices are heard in this unique collection of essays. Each of the women has lived through the process of academic socialization - as both student and teacher - and each has thought long and deeply about her experience from an explicitly feminist perspective. Among the questions the contributors explore, What are the issues - pedagogical, theoretical, and personal - that affect the professional and private lives of these women? How do they resolve tensions between their roles as middle-class professionals and their roots in working-class families? How do class and gender intersect in the academy?
Contents "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 -- By the rivers of Babylon / Michelle M. Tokarczyk.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
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ISBN 0585186987 (electronic bk.)
9780585186986 (electronic bk.)
0870238345 (alk. paper)
0870238353 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780870238345 (alk. paper)
9780870238352 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 44960769
Additional Format Print version: Working-class women in the academy. Amherst, Mass. : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1993 0870238345 (DLC) 92034935 (OCoLC)26762739