Higher Education and Working-Class Academics

Precarity and Diversity in Academia

Authors: Crew, Teresa

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  • Draws on the work of Pierre Bourdieu to examine the experience of the working-class academic
  • Illustrates that the term 'working-class academic' in itself is not homogenous
  • Examines the numerous intersections of ethnicity, gender, dis/ability and place within academic identity
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This book examines how a working-class habitus interacts with the elite culture of academia in higher education. Drawing on extensive qualitative data and informed by the work of Pierre Bourdieu, the author presents new ways of examining impostor syndrome, alienation and microaggressions: all common to the working-class experience of academia. The book demonstrates that the term ‘working-class academic’ is not homogenous, and instead illuminates the entanglements of class and academia. Through an examination of such intersections as ethnicity, gender, dis/ability, and place, the author demonstrates the complexity of class and academia in the UK and asks how we can move forward so working-class academics can support both each other and students from all backgrounds.

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Teresa Crew is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Bangor University, UK. Her research interests include higher education and social mobility; social capital of vulnerable groups and access to and barriers into employment.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education and Working-Class Academics
Book Subtitle
Precarity and Diversity in Academia
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-58352-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-58352-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-58351-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 147
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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