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By Amy E. Stich

Set opposed to the backdrop of democratization, elevated chance, and entry, income-based gaps in university access, endurance, and commencement keep growing, underlining a deep contradiction inside of American better schooling. In different phrases, regardless of the well-intended, now mature strategy of democratization, the postsecondary process continues to be charged with excessive degrees of inequality. within the curiosity of uncovering the mechanisms wherein democratization, as presently conceived, preserves and perpetuates inequality in the method of upper schooling, this book reconsiders the function of social category within the construction and dissemination of data, the valuation of cultural capital, and the copy of social inequalities. Drawing upon the author’s year-long qualitative learn learn inside of one “democratized” establishment of upper schooling and its linked artwork museum, Access to Inequality explores the vestiges of an exclusionary historical past inside of larger schooling and the paintings world—two comparable contexts that experience arguably did not correctly reply to the public’s name to democratize.

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