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Imagining the Academy : Higher Education and Popular Culture.

Author: Gunilla Holm; Susan Edgerton; Toby Daspit
Publisher: London : RoutledgeFalmer, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this book examine various representations of higher education in popular culture. Claiming that "higher education represents a crossroads of our social and political landscape," the editors stress the importance of popular media in determining the status and purpose of the academy. In their treatments of film, literature, television, music, and the Internet, the essays collected offer a wide array of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gunilla Holm; Susan Edgerton; Toby Daspit
ISBN: 9780203465530 0203465539
OCLC Number: 475893992
Description: 1 online resource (259 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Personal Professor and the Excellent University; 2. Picturing Institutions: Intellectual Work as Gift and Commodity in Good Will Hunting; 3. Education for Fun and Profit: Traditions of Popular College Fiction in the United States, 1875-1945; 4. Those Happy Golden Years: Beverly Hills, 90210, College Style; 5. Rap (in) the Academy: Academic Work, Education, and Cultural Studies; 6. Selling the Dream of Higher Education: Marketing Images of University Life.

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The essays in this book examine various representations of higher education in popular culture. Claiming that "higher education represents a crossroads of our social and political landscape," the editors stress the importance of popular media in determining the status and purpose of the academy. In their treatments of film, literature, television, music, and the Internet, the essays collected offer a wide array of perspectives on the role of higher education in the popular imagination.

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