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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Awards:||Winner of ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Education 2008.|
|Description:||viii, 395 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Part I. The meaning of a majoritarian society. 1. The three crises and the mass middle class. 2. Declarations of independence. --
Part II. Inventing PC: the war on equality. 3. The discrediting of social equality. 4. The market substitute for cultural knowledge. 5. From affirmative action to the new economy. 6. The battle for meritocracy. 7. Diversity in the age of pseudo-integration. --
Part III. Market substitutes for general development. 8. Facing the knowledge managers. 9. English's market retreat. 10. The costs of accounting. 11. The problem with privatization. 12. The failure of market measures. 13. Hiding culture's contribution. 14. Half-suffocated reforms --
Part IV. The new war--and after. 15. The blame-academia crowd : culture war after 9/11. Conclusion : Powers of the 100 percent.
It is not often that even a first-rate scholar and writer manages to delve so deeply into a core problem of his society and time as to come out with an understanding of it that is so complete, so
- Public universities and colleges -- United States.
- Middle class -- United States.
- Social mobility -- United States.
- Soziale Schichtung.
- Middle class.
- Public universities and colleges.
- Social mobility.
- United States.
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