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Title Resilience : queer professors from the working class / edited by Kenneth Oldfield and Richard Greggory Johnson, III.
Imprint Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, [2008]

Subject Working class -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
Gay college teachers -- United States -- Social conditions.
Alt Name Oldfield, Kenneth.
Johnson, Richard Greggory.
Add Title Queer professors from the working class
Description 1 online resource (ix, 254 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Class, sexuality, and academia / Andrea R. Lehrermeier -- Middle-class drag / Renny Christopher -- From the altar boy's robes to the professor's cap and gown: the Journey of a gay, working-class academic / Timothy J. Quaint -- One in ten: teaching tolerance for (class) difference, ambiguity, and queerness in the culture classroom / Denis M. Provencher -- Flying the coop: liberation through learning / Nancy Ciucevich Story -- No more rented rooms / Bonnie R. Strickland -- Escape from the Bronx: the making of an unlikely leader / Richard Greggory Johnson III -- My first closet was the class closet / Felice Yeskel -- One bad lecture away from guarding a bank: identity as a process / Michallene McDaniel -- Becoming (almost) one of those "damn, New York, pinko intellectuals" / Donald C. Barrett -- Weaving the self with gender: uniting race, sexual orientation, and social class / Terell P. Lasane -- Possibilities / Angelia R. Wilson -- Hate is not a family value / Susan E. Borrego.
Summary "Academia can be overwhelmingly foreign and hostile to those who have poor or working-class backgrounds. For people who are from the working class and also queer, the obstacles to earning a graduate degree may prove insurmountable. Frequently discouraged from attending college in the first place, these students often struggle to pay for their education while they simultaneously battle prejudice and discrimination because of their sexual orientation and blue-collar backgrounds. Resilience offers inspiring personal stories of those who made it: thirteen professors and administrators provide their moving accounts of struggle, marginalization, and triumph in the accomplishments that their parents, guidance counselors, and sometimes even they themselves would have thought out of reach." --Book Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441621146 (electronic bk.)
1441621148 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 436873179
Additional Format Print version: Resilience. Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, ©2008 9780791476376 0791476375 (DLC) 2007052317 (OCoLC)187300304