Speaking of Race and Class by Elizabeth Aries
The Student Experience at an Elite College

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



In Speaking of Race and Class, the follow up volume to her groundbreaking Race and Class Matters at an Elite College, Elizabeth Aries completes her four-year study of diversity at a prestigious liberal arts college. Here, the 58 students - affluent, lower-income, black and white - that Aries has interviewed since they were Amherst freshmen, provide a complete picture of what and how each group learned about issues of race and class. Aries presents the students' personal perceptions of their experiences. She reveals what the extent to which learning from diversity takes place on campus, and examines the distinct challenges that arise for students living in this heterogeneous community. Aries also looks more broadly at how colleges and universities across the country are addressing the challenges surrounding diversity. Speaking of Race and Class testifies to the programming and practices that have proven to be successful.

About Elizabeth Aries

See more books from this Author
Elizabeth Aries is Professor of Psychology at Amherst College. She is the author of Men and Women in Interaction: Reconsidering the Differences; Adolescent Behavior: Readings and Interpretations; and Race and Class Matters at an Elite College (Temple).Richard Berman is an independent scholar and singer/songwriter who has released six CDs of original folk music.
Published November 2, 2012 by Temple University Press. 238 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Speaking of Race and Class

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

In this eye-opening follow-up to Race and Class Matters at an Elite College, Aries interviews the same 58 Amherst undergraduates from the class of 2009 after graduation.

Sep 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Speaking of Race and Class: T...

Rate this book!

Add Review