Access to Inequality: Reconsidering Class, Knowledge, and by Amy E. Stich

By Amy E. Stich

Set opposed to the backdrop of democratization, elevated chance, and entry, income-based gaps in university access, endurance, and commencement keep growing, underlining a deep contradiction inside of American larger schooling. In different phrases, regardless of the well-intended, now mature technique of democratization, the postsecondary process remains to be charged with excessive degrees of inequality. within the curiosity of uncovering the mechanisms by which democratization, as at the moment conceived, preserves and perpetuates inequality in the method of upper schooling, this book reconsiders the position of social type within the creation and dissemination of information, the valuation of cultural capital, and the replica of social inequalities. Drawing upon the author’s year-long qualitative learn examine inside one “democratized” establishment of upper schooling and its linked paintings museum, Access to Inequality explores the vestiges of an exclusionary background inside of better schooling and the artwork world—two similar contexts that experience arguably did not accurately reply to the public’s name to democratize.

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