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How Harvard rules : reason in the service of empire

Author: John Trumpbour
Publisher: Boston, MA : South End Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays on Harvard arranged in six sections. Three major themes pervade the book: the myth of Harvard's independence, the myth of Harvard as a liberal-left institution, and Harvard's contribution to ethno-centrism and the "superiority" of the West.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Case studies
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
How Harvard rules.
Boston, MA : South End Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)609347863
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Trumpbour
ISBN: 0896082849 9780896082847 0896082830 9780896082830
OCLC Number: 19515607
Description: xii, 450 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. Introducing Harvard. Introducing Harvard: a social, philosophical and political profile --
How Harvard is ruled: administration and governance at the corporate university. Pt. 2. Harvard and the state. Harvard, the cold war and the national security state --
Living with the bomb: the world according to Bok --
Jackboot liberals. Pt. 3. Harvard, the corporations, and the community. The business-university revisited: industry and empire in crimson Cambridge --
Neighborhood bully: Harvard, the community and urban development --
A history of university labor struggles. Pt. 4. Harvard science and pseudo-science. Blinding them with science: scientific ideologies in the ruling of the modern world --
The science of racism --
Sexism and sociobiology: for our own good and the good of the species --
Ideology in practice: the mismeasure of man. Pt. 5. Education, ideology, and social control. "Cleaning house": hiring, tenure and dissent --
The tenure process and its invisible kingmaker --
Could Karl Marx teach economics in the United States? --
Uppity and out: A case study in the politics of faculty reappointment (and the limitations of grievance procedures) --
Minority and third world students --
Meritocracy and the manipulations of ethnic minorities: the Epps and Evans affair --
Sexual shakedown --
A note on the professional schools --
Laying down the law: the empire strikes back --
Making students safe for democracy: the core curriculum and intellectual management. Pt. 6. Strategies for transformation. The progressive student heritage --
"Waiting for Derek": the divestment struggle --
Democracy Harvard-style: the (S) election of overseers --
Conclusion: Transforming Harvard.
Responsibility: edited by John Trumpbour.

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A collection of essays on Harvard arranged in six sections. Three major themes pervade the book: the myth of Harvard's independence, the myth of Harvard as a liberal-left institution, and Harvard's contribution to ethno-centrism and the "superiority" of the West.

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