Blue-Collar Scholars: Bridging Academic and Working-Class Worlds

@inproceedings{Hodges2016BlueCollarSB,
  title={Blue-Collar Scholars: Bridging Academic and Working-Class Worlds},
  author={Nathan Lee Hodges},
  year={2016}
}
This dissertation explores one white working-class family’s hopes, fears, illusions, and tensions related to social mobility. I tell stories from my experiences as a first-generation college student, including: ethnographic fieldwork; interviews with my family, community members, and former teachers; and narratives from other working-class academics to provide an in-depth, evocative, and relational look at mobility. I explore the roots of vulnerability in my family and how I was socialized into… CONTINUE READING

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