Funding the American Dream: On the Biographic Mediation of Aid and Institutional Change in Horatio Alger Scholarship Narratives

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Abstract

This article offers a theory of biographic mediation to explain how life stories become the default mode of accessing institutional support for education. The case study explores the technical process that links ideological and personal narratives in the development of the Horatio Alger scholarship program, while also accounting for institutional change provoked by applicant disclosures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-108
Number of pages26
Journala/b: Auto/Biography Studies
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2018

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  • Literature and Literary Theory

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