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Student Carers in Higher Education: Navigating, Resisting, and Re-inventing Academic Cultures

Genine Hook

This timely volume explores the ways that university institutions affect the experiences of student carers and how student carers negotiate the (often conflicting) demands of care and academic work.

The book maps the experiences of student carers in academic cultures, exploring the intersectional ways in which gender, class, race and other social categories define who can take up a position as a student and a carer. It is framed by concerns of equity and diversity in higher education and ways that diverse people with wide-ranging care responsibilities are able to access and engage with degree-level study. The book promotes the idea of a more inclusive and equitable higher education environment and supports the emergence of more 'care-full' academic cultures which value and recognise care and carers.

The book will be highly relevant reading for academics, researchers and post-graduate students with an interest in higher education, social justice, gender studies and caring responsibilities. It will also be of interest to postgraduate students in sociology of education as well as higher education policymakers.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Jan 29th, 2024
  • Pages: 180
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 0.42in - 0.62lb
  • EAN: 9781032010977
  • Categories: Special Education - GeneralSchools - Levels - Higher

About the Author

Genine Hook is Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New England, Australia.

Marie-Pierre Moreau is Professor of Education and Education Research Lead at Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

Rachel Brooks is Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey, UK.

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