A carpenters daughter a working class woman in higher education mobility studies and education renny christopher on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a carpenters daughter is the story of the difficulties and rewards of the educational system for one who was not meant to go through it. A carpenters daughter a working class woman in higher education 2009 205 pages renny christopher isbn e book 9789087908379 subject higher education sociology of education number 2 of the series mobility studies and education. This article examines the effects of material inequality and gender expectations in structuring working class girls aspirations about higher education he through reference to recent ethnographic work in an inner london secondary school two key arguments are made about how the combined effects of gender and class limit the social mobility he is expected to provide. Many educational psychosocial womens studies working class studies sociology scholars have contemplated a similar negotiation and the ways in which working class women struggle through the tightknit reigns of upward mobility christopher 2009 christopher r 2009 a carpenters daughter a working class woman in higher education. This article looks at the experiences of a small qualitative sample of 12 working class women attending an access course in a large inner city further education college the risks and costs involved in making the transition to higher education were evident in the womens narratives and both
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