Paying for the Party How College Maintains Inequality

ISBN-10: 0674049578

ISBN-13: 9780674049574

Edition: 2013

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Description: Two young women, dormitory mates, embark on their education at a big state university. Five years later, one is earning a good salary at a prestigious accounting firm. With no loans to repay, she lives in a fashionable apartment with her fiancé. The other woman, saddled with burdensome debt and a low GPA, is still struggling to finish her degree in tourism. In an era of skyrocketing tuition and mounting concern over whether college is “worth it,” Paying for the Party is an indispensable contribution to the dialogue assessing the state of American higher education. A powerful exposé of unmet obligations and misplaced priorities, it explains in vivid detail why so many leave college with so little to show for it.Drawing on findings from a five-year interview study, Elizabeth Armstrong and Laura Hamilton bring us to the campus of “MU,” a flagship Midwestern public university, where we follow a group of women drawn into a culture of status seeking and sororities. Mapping different pathways available to MU students, the authors demonstrate that the most well-resourced and seductive route is a “party pathway” anchored in the Greek system and facilitated by the administration. This pathway exerts influence over the academic and social experiences of all students, and while it benefits the affluent and well-connected, Armstrong and Hamilton make clear how it seriously disadvantages the majority.Eye-opening and provocative, Paying for the Party reveals how outcomes can differ so dramatically for those whom universities enroll.

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 4/19/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 294
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Elizabeth A. Armstrong is Associate Professor of Sociology and Organizational Studies at University of Michigan.

Laura T. Hamilton is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Merced.

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
Introduction
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
Participants
Studying Social Class
Data Collection, Analysis, and Writing
Ethical Considerations
Notes
References
Acknowledgments
Index
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