Sue Ellen Henry: “Social Class as Liminal Position: Understanding Experiences of First Generation College Students” November 13, 2007


How is social class experienced by the growing number of working class and first generation college students at Bucknell? How do first generation students talk about “fitting in,” and what promises and challenges permeate their experience? This talk explores three first generation female students’ descriptions of how their time at Bucknell influenced their social class identity and how they managed the conflict inherent in remaining true to themselves while accomplishing social class mobility.



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