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Author Armstrong, Elizabeth A.

Title Paying for the party : how college maintains inequality / Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Laura T. Hamilton.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013.
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  378.19822 ARM    DUE 10-29-21
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Description xv, 326 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The women -- The party pathway -- Rush and the party scene -- The floor -- Socialites, wannabes, and fit with the party pathway -- Strivers, creaming, and the blocked mobility pathway -- Achievers, underachievers, and the professional pathway -- College pathways and post-college prospects -- Politics and pathways.
Summary In an era of skyrocketing tuition and mounting concern over whether college is "worth it,"" the authors assess the state of American higher education. They provide a powerful exposé of unmet obligations and misplaced priorities, and explain in vivid detail why so many leave college with so little to show for it. Mapping different pathways available to students, the authors demonstrate that the most well-resourced and seductive route is a "party pathway" anchored in the Greek system, facilitated by the administration-- and with serious disadvantages for the majority of students.
Subject Women college students -- Social conditions.
Educational sociology.
Public universities and colleges.
Added Author Hamilton, Laura T. (Laura Teresa)
ISBN 9780674049574 (alk. paper)
0674049578 (alk. paper)
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