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Introduction Strivers

Jennifer M. Morton

in Moving Up without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691179230
eISBN:
9780691190655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179230.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter provides a background on ethical costs of upward mobility. It explains what ethical costs are, why they matter, and how to contend with them. The chapter outlines the elements of a new ... More


Recognizing the Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility

Jennifer M. Morton

in Moving Up without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691179230
eISBN:
9780691190655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179230.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter describes the ethical costs of upward mobility and presents an argument for why they are different from other costs that strivers face on their path. It argues that understanding the ... More


Situating Ethical Costs in Context

Jennifer M. Morton

in Moving Up without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691179230
eISBN:
9780691190655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179230.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter argues that ethical costs are unfairly leveled on students born into disadvantage for three contingent reasons: socioeconomic segregation, an inadequate safety net, and cultural ... More


Navigating an Evolving Identity

Jennifer M. Morton

in Moving Up without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691179230
eISBN:
9780691190655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179230.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter focuses on the idea of codeswitching in order to avoid incurring ethical costs and retain a sense of one's identity. It talks about how changing a person behaves as it moves between the ... More


Resisting Complicity

Jennifer M. Morton

in Moving Up without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691179230
eISBN:
9780691190655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179230.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter explores the need for strivers to think about their potential complicity within the social structures that make it hard for others who are disadvantaged to succeed. It argues that ... More


Constructing an Ethical Narrative

Jennifer M. Morton

in Moving Up without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691179230
eISBN:
9780691190655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179230.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter presents an ethical narrative of upward mobility that is more honest about the true nature of the ethical costs of moving up and the responsibility borne for those costs. It discusses ... More


Conclusion Minimizing and Mitigating Ethical Costs

Jennifer M. Morton

in Moving Up without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691179230
eISBN:
9780691190655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179230.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter argues that in an unequal, socioeconomically segregated society, strivers, as they travel the path of upward mobility, incur significant ethical costs for themselves, their families, and ... More


The Wedding (1998)

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Based on Dorothy West’s novel of the same title, The Wedding is an expensively mounted, three-hour television film produced by Oprah Winfrey and directed by Burnett, with a large cast and a broad ... More


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