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"School-smart and Mother-wise" illustrates how and why American education disadvantages working-class women when they are children and adults. In it we hear working-class women--black and white, rural and urban, southern and northern--recount their childhood experiences, describing the circumstances that led them to drop out of school. Now enrolled in adult education programs, they seek more than a diploma: respect, recognition and a public identity. Drawing upon the life stories of these women, Wendy Luttrell sensitively describes and analyzes the politics and psychodynamics that shape working-class life, schooling, and identity. She examines the paradox of women's education, particularly the relationship between schooling and mothering, and offers practical suggestions for school reform.

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ISBN:
9780415910118
Author:
Luttrell, Wendy
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Students & Student Life
Subject:
Working class women
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Group identity -- United States.
Subject:
Feminism and education -- United States.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Series:
Perspectives on Gender
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
164
Dimensions:
9.24x6.10x.63 in. .83 lbs.

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