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The university and the global knowledge society

Author: David John Frank; John W Meyer
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2020]
Series: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the core changes in the nature, status, and significance of the university over the last century. Having grown in numbers, reach, and scope, the university has seen sweeping expansion and has become central in a contemporary global society built on liberal and neoliberal institutions. David Frank and John Meyer begin by describing the university's expansion, focusing especially on global  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David John Frank; John W Meyer
ISBN: 9780691202068 0691202060 9780691202051 0691202052
OCLC Number: 1126215724
Description: vii, 182 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The university as a world institution --
The worldwide instantiation of the university --
Worldwide expansion : the university population in world society and university organizations --
Worldwide expansion : the societal culture of university knowledge --
The human actor and the expansion of academic knowledge --
The expanded university and the knowledge society : linkages and boundaries --
Reflections on the global knowledge society.
Series Title: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Responsibility: David John Frank, John W. Meyer.

Abstract:

"This book examines the core changes in the nature, status, and significance of the university over the last century. Having grown in numbers, reach, and scope, the university has seen sweeping expansion and has become central in a contemporary global society built on liberal and neoliberal institutions. David Frank and John Meyer begin by describing the university's expansion, focusing especially on global diffusion. They then examine the transformation of university knowledge, illustrating the ways in which standardized and scientific knowledge now reaches into more sectors of everyday life. This leads them to discuss the porous interface between the university and society. They suggest that there are now essentially no social problems that the university should not responsibly address. The result is a society dependent on credentials and cultural content provided by the university, and in the final chapter of the book, the authors reflect on what it means to exist in this "knowledge society""--

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