Essay about Paying For The Party, Armstrong And Hamilton

982 Words Nov 8th, 2016 4 Pages
In their book Paying for the party, Armstrong and Hamilton discusses how universities take class differences and class projects of distinct women to define what will be their college experience. In their book, Armstrong and Hamilton defines class projects as individual and class characteristics that defines a person’s agenda and orientation to school. Hence, people with similar class projects not only shared the same financial, cultural and social capital, but also the same expectations toward school. As a result, Armstrong and Hamilton claims that students with similar class projects end up becoming a collective constituency and a representative group for the university, whom in turn must take their interests to form a college pathway for them. Therefore, a college pathway for Armstrong and Hamilton refers to how the universities are able to take successfully this interests, class characteristics and expectations of students and mold into the organization and architecture context of the school to serve their purposes. In a way, each college pathway is built not only to represent, but also to provision and reflect the different types of students in a college. According to Armstrong and Hamilton, there are three types of college pathways: the party pathway built for the most socially and upper class oriented students; the mobility pathway designed for the least privilege and most vocationally oriented and the professional pathway built for the most competitive and ambitious…

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