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Unmaking the public university : the forty-year assault on the middle class

Author: Christolher Newfield
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. Harvard University press paperback edView all editions and formats
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Argues that the financial and political crises of public universities are not the result of economic downturns or of ultimately valuable restructuring, but of a conservative campaign to end public  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christolher Newfield
ISBN: 9780674028173 0674028171 9780674060364 0674060369
OCLC Number: 770481766
Awards: Winner of ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Education 2008
Description: viii, 395 s. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. The --
meaning of a majoritarian society. The --
three crises and the mass middle class --
Declarations of independence. pt. II --
Inventing PC : the war on equality. The --
discrediting of social equality. The --
market substitute for cultural knowledge --
From affirmative action to the new economy. The --
battle for meritocracy --
Diversity in the age of pseudointegration. pt. III --
Market substitutes for general development --
Facing the knowledge managers --
English's market retreat. The --
costs of accounting. The --
problem with privatization. The --
failure of market measures --
Hiding culture's contribution --
Half-suffocated reforms. pt. IV. The --
new war --
and after. The --
blame-academia crowd : culture war after 9/11
Responsibility: Christopher Newfield

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