Paying for the party

how college maintains inequality
  • 326 Pages
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Social conditions, Women college students, Educational sociology, Public universities and col
StatementElizabeth A. Armstrong, Laura T. Hamilton
ContributionsHamilton, Laura T. (Laura Teresa)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsLC1756 .A76 2013
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 326 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26883990M
ISBN 100674049578
ISBN 139780674049574
LC Control Number2012036068
OCLC/WorldCa812067637

Paying for the Party is a book form of a sociological analysis of the life-paths of just under fifty girls who entered a 'party dorm' as a 'party school' in the United States University system.

The book analysied their incoming university expectations, their class backgrounds, 4/5. This book illuminates the realities of the college experience today, when an adult life without crushing debt is fast becoming the privilege of the few.

” —Michèle Lamont, author of How Professors Think “ Paying for the Party is very provocative and should be read by every dean of students on every residential campus. At a time when. This book was very interesting. Paying for the Party gives really solid and mind opening views and research in regards to the big university experience.

I would certainly recommend- it is a must read for anyone interested in sociology or college in general. However, I would say that the book /5(64).

At the Guardian, read Jessica Valenti on how Paying for the Party echoes her own years in school, and how the book could help to counteract the college experience’s disturbing reinforcement of class inequality; At Forbes, read why paying for your children’s college education—assuming it’s an option—might not necessarily be the best idea.

That’s the sobering bottom line of Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality (Harvard University Press), a new book based on five years of interview research by Elizabeth A. Armstrong, an associate professor of sociology and organizational studies at the University of Michigan, and Laura T.

Hamilton, an assistant professor of. Book Description: In an era of skyrocketing tuition and concern over whether college is "worth it," Paying for the Party is an indispensable contribution to the dialogue assessing the state of American higher education.

A powerful exposé of unmet obligations and misplaced priorities, it explains in detail why so many leave college with so. “Paying for the Party,” conveys the roles and choices made by college students, specifically female students from different classes at Midwest University (MU).

The authors Armstrong and Hamilton observe how the decision made by these students may affect their. Straight talk to blacks and whites about the realities of racism. In her feisty debut book, Oluo, essayist, blogger, and editor at large at the Establishment magazine, writes from the perspective of a black, queer, middle-class, college-educated woman living in a “white supremacist country.” The daughter of a white single mother, brought up in largely white Seattle, she sees race as “one Author: Elizabeth A.

Armstrong. I don’t quite see how Bianca could have concluded that the authors of Paying for the Party were letting the university in question off the hook, since Harry B.

in the OP says explicitly: The thesis of the book is that the university essentially facilitates (seemingly knowingly, and in some aspects strategically) a party pathway through college. BOOK REVIEW. Reviewed by Daniel J. Bennett, Assistant Dean Emeritus, UCLA, Senior Consultant, World Education Services (WES) Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality.

Elizabeth A. Armstrong and Laura T. Hamilton, Cambridge/London, Harvard University Press, “ Armstrong and Hamilton use an ethnographic and longitudinal.

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This book illuminates the realities of the college experience today, when an adult life without crushing debt is fast becoming the privilege of the few.

Michèle Lamont. Paying for the Party is well written and perversely hard to put down. Readers who did their own share of partying in college may cringe in rueful : Harvard. : Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality () by Armstrong, Elizabeth A.; Hamilton, Laura T.

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Five years later, one is earning a good salary at a prestigious accounting firm and the other woman is saddled with burdensome debt and a low GPA. In an era of skyrocketing tuition and mounting concern over whether college is "worth it.

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Though this book's data came from a study of women and sexuality at college, what emerged was a study of social and academic infrastructure at an unidentified Midwestern university.

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