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By Amy E. Stich

ISBN-10: 0739169327

ISBN-13: 9780739169322

ISBN-10: 073919772X

ISBN-13: 9780739197721

Set opposed to the backdrop of democratization, elevated chance, and entry, income-based gaps in collage access, patience, and commencement keep growing, underlining a deep contradiction inside of American larger schooling. In different phrases, regardless of the well-intended, now mature strategy 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 presently conceived, preserves and perpetuates inequality in the approach of upper schooling, this book reconsiders the function of social type within the construction and dissemination of data, the valuation of cultural capital, and the copy of social inequalities. Drawing upon the author’s year-long qualitative learn learn inside one “democratized” establishment of upper schooling and its linked paintings museum, Access to Inequality explores the vestiges of an exclusionary background inside larger schooling and the paintings world—two comparable contexts that experience arguably didn't thoroughly reply to the public’s name to democratize.

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