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Diversity Regimes

Why Talk Is Not Enough to Fix Racial Inequality at Universities

Rutgers University Press

In Diversity Regimes, James M. Thomas uncovers a complex combination of meanings, practices, and actions that work to institutionalize universities’ commitments to diversity, but in doing so obscure, entrench, and even magnify existing racial inequalities. Drawing on two years of ethnographic field work at so-called “Diversity University,” Thomas provides new insights into the social organization of multicultural principles and practices.

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Back in School

How Student Parents Are Transforming College and Family

Rutgers University Press

Fifty years ago, students who were parents were a rarity in college classrooms, but recently, over a quarter of all undergraduate students were parents. A. Fiona Pearson explores how these student parents navigate cultural norms and institutional resources, forging pathways as they journey to become better parents and successful students. 

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Unequal Higher Education

Wealth, Status, and Student Opportunity

Rutgers University Press

Unequal Higher Education identifies and explains the sources of stratification that differentiate colleges and universities in the U.S. Taylor and Cantwell map the contours of this system, identifying which higher education institutions occupy which status positions at any given point in time, and explain the factors that support and extend this system of unequal higher education.

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White Guys on Campus

Racism, White Immunity, and the Myth of "Post-Racial" Higher Education

Rutgers University Press

White Guys on Campus is a critical examination of the role of race in higher education, centering Whiteness, in an effort to unveil the frequently unconscious habits of racism among white male students. It details many of the contours of contemporary, systemic racism, while continually engaging the possibility of White students to engage in anti-racism.

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Empowering Men of Color on Campus

Building Student Community in Higher Education

Rutgers University Press

Empowering Men of Color on Campus examines how men of color negotiate college through their engagement in Brothers for United Success (B4US). The authors introduce the concept of educational agency, which is harbored in cultural wealth and demonstrates how ongoing B4US engagement empowers the men’s efforts and abilities to persist in college. 

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From Single to Serious

Relationships, Gender, and Sexuality on American Evangelical Campuses

Rutgers University Press

Malone shines a light on friendship, dating, and sexuality, in both the ideals and the practical experiences of heterosexual students at U. S. evangelical colleges. She examines the struggles they have in balancing their gendered presentations of self, the expectations of their religious campus community, and their desire to find meaningful romantic relationships.  

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