Class Matters: Employing Photovoice With First-Generation Poor and Working-Class College Students as a Lens on Intersecting Identities

Rashné R. Jehangir, Kelly R Collins, Terra Molengraff

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Abstract

This study examines how first-generation (FG) college students make meaning of their social class during their first-year of college. As a method, photovoice allowed for the creation of a rich set of data using student photos and accompanying narratives, through which three key themes were derived: (a) broken American dream, (b) honoring family sacrifices, and (c) lifting generations. This study informs both future practice and research by providing a deep understanding of the intersection of students’ individual identities, contexts, and motivations through the lens of the social class worldview model (SCWM).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-329
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Diversity in Higher Education
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 19 2022

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© 2022. National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Keywords

  • first-generation college students
  • low-income
  • photovoice
  • social class
  • students of color

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