Pushing Privileged Pillars

Doctoral research-in-progress: Pushing privileged pillars: An investigation of a real-time grassroots social activism initiative to increase retention and widen access to, and participation in, higher education for “poverty-class” students This research will be made public in real time

Preface

Elaine Laberge I have nothing to protect me: no armour, healthy bank account, powerful allies, dedicated mentors, or map to traverse hostile academic landscapes. I don’t know where all the dangers lie or what lies in wait should I transgress. That is, beyond being outed and ousted from academia. Beyond being sidelined, tossed away, devalued, disowned, Othered, caste … More Preface

Social Theoretical Perspectives on Difference: the Other, the Othered, and Othering

Social Theoretical Perspectives on Difference: the Other, the Othered, and Othering by Elaine J. Laberge This paper seeks to unravel the complexity of Other, Othering, and Othered and how processes of Othering work against social justice and protect privilege both historically and in our contemporary neoliberal times. This paper also will explore why scholars have … More Social Theoretical Perspectives on Difference: the Other, the Othered, and Othering

Shoestring Initiative

https://shoestringinitiative.com/ What is the Shoestring Initiative? The Shoestring Initiative is a grassroots initiative to build community and support among first-generation students, staff, and faculty who identify as coming from poverty or working class backgrounds. We would like to acknowledge that the Shoestring Initiative operates on the unceded traditional territories of the Lkwungen, the Songhees, Esquimalt … More Shoestring Initiative