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Law, Carolyn Leste 1961-

Works: 4 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 1,078 library holdings
Roles: Author, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carolyn Leste Law
This fine place so far from home : voices of academics from the working class by C. L. Barney Dews( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affecting stories of faculty and graduate students from working-class on their struggles in academia
Out in the South( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An absorbing collection of writings about gay and lesbian life in the South
Prisoners' progress : development in the female Bildungsroman by Carolyn Leste Law( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Making of Working-Class Academics: "This Fine Place So Farfrom Home." by Carolyn Leste Law( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For two working-class academics/editors, the book they co-edited, "This Fine Place So Far from Home: Voices of Academics from the Working Class," is a working-class book masquerading as a traditional scholarly work. Over 100 submissions were received for the collection, and most were autobiographical and did not resemble scholarly essays at all. It was apparent, however, that the contributors did not want to write yet another theoretical, critical, analytical essay. They had to tell their own stories. This disclosure--the "coming out" as working-class academics--is a revolutionary act and also a necessarily autobiographical act. Such a working-class life story is not a threat to an elite university until it is told. The concern over academic versus working-class language made editorial work on the collection particularly difficult. The book, like the language "style," vacillates between two worlds, at times finding itself between two worlds and in a linguistic and social chasm. There are two audiences for the book, and neither will understand it entirely, since it speaks in the language of neither. The contributors had been asked to think about the intersection of class and higher education, but, in most quarters of higher education, the personal is definitely not considered professional. However, the essays, empowering for the writers, can also be empowering for the working-class readers/students presently in the university. (Nka)
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This fine place so far from home : voices of academics from the working class
Alternative Names
Law, Carolyn L.

English (10)

Out in the South