… Blue-collar advantage: how working-class academics can bring us together | Times Higher Education (THE). (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
The chasm between etic and emic viewpoints may explain the still widespread disbelief in the academic community over the defeat of Clinton and the election of Trump.Comprehending — but still disapproving, I gather. Heaven forfend the possibility that the yahoos one grew up among might be onto something
Whether or not a person is astounded by this outcome, I’ve found, breaks down pretty reliably along class lines. As a general rule, academics with roots in the professional class (read: most academics) are horrified and confused; academics with roots in the working class, on the other hand, are horrified and comprehending.