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Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Series: Higher education & society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores popular media depictions of higher education from an American perspective. Each chapter in this book investigates the portrait of higher education in an exciting array of media--including novels, television, film, comic books, and video games--revealing the ways anti-intellectualism manifests through time. Examining a wide range of narratives, the authors in this book provide incisive commentary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Anti-intellectual representations of American colleges and universities.
[Place of publication not identified] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
(OCoLC)958355724
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9781137570048 1137570040 1137570032 9781137570031
OCLC Number: 971040897
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Contributors; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Cultivating Anti-intellectualism in€the€Fictional University; Media's Influence and€Higher Education; The Purpose of€the€Book and€Anti-intellectualism; The Structure of€the€Book; Notes; References; Chapter 2: Humor in€Academic Fiction: From€Subtle Satire to€LMAO; A Shaky Start; Hitting Their Stride; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 3: From Superman to€Squirrel Girl: Higher Education in€Comic Books, 1938-2015; A Brief History of€Higher Education and€Comic Books; "Comic" Higher Education Institutions. (Fill in€the€Blank) Goes to€CollegeComic Book Students; Comic Book Professors; Higher Education Comic Books and€Gender; Higher Education Comic Books and€Race; Anti-intellectualism in€Comic Colleges; Notes; References; Chapter 4: Video Games and€Anti-intellectualism: Higher Education in€Modern Video Games; Defining Anti-intellectualism; Game Selection; Anti-intellectualism and€Video Games; Institutionalizing Higher Education in€Games; Higher Education Characters; Conclusion; Note; References; Chapter 5: The Prism of€Hollywood: Depictions of€Racial Diversity in€College Films. Why Diversity Matters?Why Depictions of Diversity Matter?; The Selection of Films; 1970s: Welcoming Race to the Party; 1980s: Race to Campus; 1990s: One Big "Happy" Campus; 2000s: Past Meets Present; 2010s: Race Revisited; Diversity and Anti-intellectualism; Notes; References; Chapter 6: Titillation, Murder, and Romance: Hollywood's Objectification of Women College Students; Objectification to Advance Anti-intellectualism; Film Selection and Inclusion; College Women in Film; Titillating Comedy; Victimization in Horror and Slasher Films; Happily Ever After; Change over Time? Implications for€Real College WomenThe Role for€Success: Superwoman; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 7: Developing a€Bad Reputation: The€Emergence of€Student Affairs in€College Novels; College Novels and€Student Affairs; The Emergence of€Student Affairs in€Fiction; Student Affairs Administrators as€Victorian Disciplinarians; College Students and€Student Affairs Administrators; Allies and€Antagonists; A Reputation Established; References; Chapter 8: Behind Their Books: Faculty, Social Values, and€the€Symbol of€the€Book in€American Film, 1930-1950. Into the€Screening Room: Describing the€FilmsThe Symbol of€the€Book; "Face Value"; "Circle of€Distrust"; "The Inhuman Condition"; Concluding Thoughts; Notes; References; Chapter 9: Anti-intellectualism and€Faculty: Representations of€the€Prime-Time Professoriate; Perspectives of€Anti-intellectualism; Anti-intellectualism in€Prime-Time Television; Anti-rationalism; Anti-elitism; Unreflective Instrumentalism; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 10: Concluding Thoughts on€Media Representations of€Higher Education: Anti-Ưintellectualism and€Other Themes; Revisiting Fictional Higher Education.
Series Title: Higher education & society.

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