Apr 21, 2021
A Carpenter's Daughter: A Working-Class Woman in Higher Education
Posted by Renny Christopher

A Carpenter s Daughter is the story of the difficulties and rewards of the educational system for one who was not meant to go through it The single most reliable predictor of whether someone will earn a BA is whether at least one of their parents has one yet, today, there are an increasing number of first generation college students A Carpenter s Daughter is both a memoiA Carpenter s Daughter is the story of the difficulties and rewards of the educational system for one who was not meant to go through it The single most reliable predictor of whether someone will earn a BA is whether at least one of their parents has one yet, today, there are an increasing number of first generation college students A Carpenter s Daughter is both a memoir of the author s experiences growing up, going to school, and becoming an academic and a thoughtful commentary on the meaning of class in American culture By connecting her own story with ideas from scholarly works on class and identity, Christopher shows how her individual experiences reflect common struggles that people of working class background face when their education, profession, income, and lifestyles change This work reminds us forcefully that moving up isn t necessarily good and that changing one s class isn t as simple as going to class or even becoming the teacher of the class Sherry Linkon, author of Teaching Working Class The work is stellar, merging the tangled and complex webs of social mobility through education in ways that leave lots of loose ends dangling just the way it should No pretty bows adorning carefully wrapped packages here No straight and narrow trajectory toward a mainstream version of success Instead, readers will be pulled along by nuanced narratives portraying the warped nature of society s construction

  • Title: A Carpenter's Daughter: A Working-Class Woman in Higher Education
  • Author: Renny Christopher
  • ISBN: 9789087908362
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Carpenter s Daughter A Working Class Woman in Higher Education A Carpenter s Daughter is the story of the difficulties and rewards of the educational system for one who was not meant to go through it The single most reliable predictor of whether someone will earn

    La'Tonya Rease Miles

    This is a mixed bag Firstly, this is perhaps the most direct memoir about the first generation experience that I have ever read Christopher captures imposter syndrome particularly well, and by the time she gets to graduate school, I felt like I was reading pages out of my own journal But on the other hand, there are times when I just want to smack her Too much whining, moping and feeling sorry for one s self The author really could benefit from some therapy to help her manage I know Renny wouldn [...]



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