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Paying for the Party

How College Maintains Inequality

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$35.00 • £25.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674049574

Publication: April 2013

Text

344 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 line illustrations, 15 tables

World

  • List of Figures and Tables*
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Women
  • 2. The Party Pathway
  • 3. Rush and the Party Scene
  • 4. The Floor
  • 5. Socialites, Wannabes, and Fit with the Party Pathway
  • 6. Strivers, Creaming, and the Blocked Mobility Pathway
  • 7. Achievers, Underachievers, and the Professional Pathway
  • 8. College Pathways and Post-College Prospects
  • 9. Politics and Pathways
  • Appendix A: Participants
  • Appendix B: Studying Social Class
  • Appendix C: Data Collection, Analysis, and Writing
  • Appendix D: Ethical Considerations
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Figures and Tables:
    • Figures
      • I.1 Accounting for college experiences and class trajectories
      • 4.1 Layout of the floor
    • Tables
      • I.1 Class projects, college pathways, organizational imperatives, and the flow of students through the university
      • 1.1 MU undergraduates, 2004–2005, versus floor residents
      • 1.2 Class background of study participants
      • 1.3 Class-based resources
      • 2.1 The social calendar
      • 5.1 Socialite and wannabe college experiences
      • 5.2 Socialite and wannabe post-college trajectories
      • 6.1 Striver college experiences
      • 6.2 Striver trajectories: stayers versus leavers
      • 7.1 Achiever and underachiever college experiences
      • 7.2 Achiever and underachiever trajectories
      • 8.1 Trajectories at college exit of privileged women
      • 8.2 Trajectories at college exit of less privileged women
      • A.1 Study participants
      • A.2 Interviews collected by year