Thursday, October 18, 2007

This Place

There is a wonderful book about the working class academics: This Place So Far From Home. It is a book of essays by working class people who find themselves in the foreign work of academia. A strange land, to be sure. Several of the essays remind me of trying to explain to my grandmother than just because I had a doctorate, I could not prescribe medicine for her aches and pains. The editors are C.L. Barney Dews and Carolyn Leste Law. Published in 1995 by Temple University Press. It's nice to read about a common experience.

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