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Reclaiming Class : Women, Poverty, And The Promise

By: Adair, Vivyan.
Contributor(s): Dahlberg, Sandra.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Teaching/Learning Social Justi: Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (281 p.).ISBN: 9781592138418.Subject(s): Low-income single mothers - United States | Poor single mothers | Poor women - Education (Higher) - United States | Poor women - United States | Poor women | Welfare recipients | Welfare recipients - United States | Women college students | Women college students - United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reclaiming Class : Women, Poverty, And The PromiseDDC classification: 378.1/9826/942 | 378.19826942 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Reclaiming Class: Women, Poverty, and the Promise of Higher Education in America; Speech Pathology: The Deflowering of an Accent; 1. EDUCATORS REMEMBER; 1 Disciplined and Punished: Poor Women, Bodily Inscription, and Resistance through Education; 2 Academic Constructions of "White Trash," or How to Insult Poor People without Really Trying; 3 Survival in a Not So Brave New World; 4 To Be Young, Pregnant, and Black: My Life as a Welfare Coed; 5 If You Want Me to Pull Myself Up, Give Me Bootstraps; II. ON THE FRONT LINES
6 lf I Survive, It Will Be Despite Welfare Reform: Reflections of a Former Welfare Student7 Not By Myself Alone: Upward Bound with Family and Friends; 8 Choosing the Lesser Evil: The Violence of the Welfare Stereotype; 9 From Welfare to Academe: Welfare Reform as College-Educated Welfare Mothers Know It; 10 Seven Years in Exile; III. POLICY, RESEARCH, AND POOR WOMEN; 11 Families First-but Not in Higher Education: Poor, Independent Students and the Impact of Financial Aid; 12 The Leper Keepers: Front-Line Workers and the Key to Education for Poor Women
13 "That''s Why I''m on Prozac": Battered Women, Traumatic Stress, and Education in the Context of Welfare Reform14 Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education; About the Contributors
Summary: Reclaiming Class offers essays written by women who changed their lives through the pathway of higher education. Collected, they offer a powerful testimony of the importance of higher learning, as well as a critique of the programs designed to alleviate poverty and educational disparity. The contributors explore the ideologies of welfare and American meritocracy that promise hope and autonomy on the one hand, while also perpetuating economic obstacles and indebtedness on the other. Divided into the three sections, Reclaiming Class assesses the psychological, familial, and economic intersections of poverty and the educational process. In the first section, women who left poverty through higher education recall their negotiating the paths of college life to show how their experiences reveal the hidden paradoxes of education. Section two presents first person narratives of students whose lives are shaped by their roles as poor mothers, guardian siblings, and daughters, as well as the ways that race interacts with their poverty. Chapters exploring financial aid and welfare policy, battery and abuse, and the social constructions of the poor woman finish the book. Offering a comprehensive picture of how poor women access all levels of private and public institutions to achieve against great odds, Reclaiming Class shows the workings of higher learning from the vantage point of those most subject to the vicissitudes of policy and reform agendas.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Reclaiming Class: Women, Poverty, and the Promise of Higher Education in America; Speech Pathology: The Deflowering of an Accent; 1. EDUCATORS REMEMBER; 1 Disciplined and Punished: Poor Women, Bodily Inscription, and Resistance through Education; 2 Academic Constructions of "White Trash," or How to Insult Poor People without Really Trying; 3 Survival in a Not So Brave New World; 4 To Be Young, Pregnant, and Black: My Life as a Welfare Coed; 5 If You Want Me to Pull Myself Up, Give Me Bootstraps; II. ON THE FRONT LINES

6 lf I Survive, It Will Be Despite Welfare Reform: Reflections of a Former Welfare Student7 Not By Myself Alone: Upward Bound with Family and Friends; 8 Choosing the Lesser Evil: The Violence of the Welfare Stereotype; 9 From Welfare to Academe: Welfare Reform as College-Educated Welfare Mothers Know It; 10 Seven Years in Exile; III. POLICY, RESEARCH, AND POOR WOMEN; 11 Families First-but Not in Higher Education: Poor, Independent Students and the Impact of Financial Aid; 12 The Leper Keepers: Front-Line Workers and the Key to Education for Poor Women

13 "That''s Why I''m on Prozac": Battered Women, Traumatic Stress, and Education in the Context of Welfare Reform14 Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education; About the Contributors

Reclaiming Class offers essays written by women who changed their lives through the pathway of higher education. Collected, they offer a powerful testimony of the importance of higher learning, as well as a critique of the programs designed to alleviate poverty and educational disparity. The contributors explore the ideologies of welfare and American meritocracy that promise hope and autonomy on the one hand, while also perpetuating economic obstacles and indebtedness on the other. Divided into the three sections, Reclaiming Class assesses the psychological, familial, and economic intersections of poverty and the educational process. In the first section, women who left poverty through higher education recall their negotiating the paths of college life to show how their experiences reveal the hidden paradoxes of education. Section two presents first person narratives of students whose lives are shaped by their roles as poor mothers, guardian siblings, and daughters, as well as the ways that race interacts with their poverty. Chapters exploring financial aid and welfare policy, battery and abuse, and the social constructions of the poor woman finish the book. Offering a comprehensive picture of how poor women access all levels of private and public institutions to achieve against great odds, Reclaiming Class shows the workings of higher learning from the vantage point of those most subject to the vicissitudes of policy and reform agendas.

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Vivyan C. Adair is Assistant Professor in the Women's Studies Department at Hamilton College, and Director of The ACCESS Project, which supports low-income parents in their efforts to exit inter-generational poverty through higher education and pre-career employment.Sandra L. Dahlberg is Associate Professor of English at the University of Houston-Downtown.Contributors: Leticia Almanza, Spring Woods High School, Houston, Texas; Lisa D. Brush, University of Pittsburgh; Andrea Harris, University of Washington; Deborah Megivern, Washington University; Sandy Smith Madsen, Emory University; Judith Owens-Manley, Hamilton College; Tonya Mitchell; Jocelyn K. Moody, University of Washington; Nell Sullivan, University of Houston-Downtown; Lisa K. Waldner, University of St. Thomas, and the editors.

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