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Those Winter Sundays: Female Academics and Their Working-Class Parents
This collection of memoirs examines the relationship between daughters with academic degrees and their working-class parents. Each contributor explores the influence that higher education has had on her relationship with her parent(s), as well as their influence on her academic work. In writing that is akin to archeological work, each writer sifts through layers of experie ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by University Press of America
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I saw this book on the back cover of one of those academic books catalogs and I thought it sounded intriguing so I ordered it on whim from Mirlyn. I must say that this book has somewhat changed my life as it really evolved the way that I think about myself, my professional role and my academic pursuits. The book is fifteen essays of women who are academics and the daughters of working-class parents. Although I'm not faculty as these women all are, their work/work environments/colleagues mirror m ...more