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Student Politics in America: A Historical Analysis

Student Politics in America: A Historical Analysis

1st Edition

Philip G. Altbach
June 30, 1997

Students have periodically played an important role in campus political life as well as in societal politics. Students were active in the anti-slavery movement; they rebelled against military service in the Civil War; they staged demonstrations during the Depression; and they were vocal during the...

The Degradation of the Academic Dogma

The Degradation of the Academic Dogma

1st Edition

Robert Nisbet
November 30, 1996

This is one of the most important books ever published about the American university. Robert Nisbet accuses universities of having betrayed themselves. Over the centuries they earned the respect of society by attempting to remain faithful to what he terms "the academic dogma," the pursuit of...

The Academic System in American Society

The Academic System in American Society

1st Edition

Alain Touraine
November 30, 1996

Although the period of student protests of the 1960s and 1970s has long passed, Alain Touraine argues, in this wide-ranging and vigorous essay, that the period's problems remain with us. Higher degrees have become less and less valuable on the labor market and the demand for academic reform has...

Investment in Learning: The Individual and Social Value of American Higher Education

Investment in Learning: The Individual and Social Value of American Higher Education

1st Edition

Howard Bowen
July 30, 1996

The value of higher education has been under attack as seldom before in American history. We are told of the overeducated American, of the case against college, and of the failure of education to contribute significantly to the reduction of inequality. In this environment, republication of an...

Scientific Elite: Nobel Laureates in the United States

Scientific Elite: Nobel Laureates in the United States

2nd Edition

William T. Golden
November 30, 1995

Scientific Elite is about Nobel prize winners and the well-defined stratification system in twentieth-century science. It tracks the careers of all American laureates who won prizes from 1907 until 1972, examining the complex interplay of merit and privilege at each stage of their scientific lives...

Academic Freedom in the Age of the College

Academic Freedom in the Age of the College

1st Edition

Richard Hofstadter
October 31, 1995

When this classic volume first appeared, academic freedom was a crucially important issue. It is equally so today. Hofstadter approaches the topic historically, showing how events from various historical epochs expose the degree of freedom in academic institutions. The volume exemplifies Richard...

The Higher Learning in America: A Memorandum on the Conduct of Universities by Business Men

The Higher Learning in America: A Memorandum on the Conduct of Universities by Business Men

2nd Edition

Robert Maynard Hutchins
January 30, 1995

Perhaps the pivotal book in the reform of higher education in the United States, Robert M. Hutchins' classic is once again available, with a brilliant personal and professional appreciation by Harry S. Ashmore. When it was published in 1936The Higher Learning in Americabrought into focus the root...

Making the Grade: The Academic Side of College Life

Making the Grade: The Academic Side of College Life

1st Edition

Howard S. Becker
January 30, 1995

Based on three years of detailed anthropological observation, this account of undergraduate culture portrays students' academic relations to faculty and administration as one of subjection. With rare intervals in crisis moments, student life has always been dominated by grades and grade point...

The Academic Man: A Study in the Sociology of a Profession

The Academic Man: A Study in the Sociology of a Profession

1st Edition

Logan Wilson
January 30, 1995

When it was originally published, The Academic Man was the first full-scale social science-based study on the American academic profession. The issues identified by Logan Wilson in 1942 remain central to any consideration of the American professoriate. Wilson demonstrates the usefulness of a...

The Organization of Academic Work

The Organization of Academic Work

2nd Edition

Peter M. Blau
August 31, 1994

Universities: American, English, German

Universities: American, English, German

1st Edition

Abraham Flexner
July 31, 1994

Reprint of the Oxford University Press edition of 1930, with a long new introduction by Clark Kerr. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or....

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