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Title The postmodern university? : contested visions of higher education in society / edited by Anthony Smith and Frank Webster.

Imprint [Buckingham] : Society for Research into Higher Education ; Bristol, PA : Open University Press, 1997.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  378.01 P846 1997    ---  Available
Description xi, 125 p. ; 24 cm.
Note Originated from a colloquium held at Magdalen College, Oxford and Oxford Brookes University, July 19-21, 1996.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [114]-120) and index.
Contents 1. Changing Ideas of the University / Anthony Smith and Frank Webster ---- Part I. Postmodernism versus Modernism. 2. Universities: Old, New and Different / Zygmunt Bauman --- 3. The Need for Place / Krishan Kumar --- 4. The Postmodern University? / Peter Scott --- 5. Disinterestedness and the Modern University / Paul Filmer ---- Part II. The University in Society. 6. Intellectuals: Inside and Outside the Academy / Russell Jacoby --- 7. Universities and Public Policy / William Melody --- 8. Universities and Employers: Rhetoric and Reality / Phillip Brown and Richard Scase --- 9. Conclusion: An Affirming Flame / Anthony Smith and Frank Webster.
Summary There is a widespread awareness that universities are changing radically: there are many more students, many more universities, a constant complaint about lack of resources, and continual debate about declining standards. This book brings together leading intellectuals from Britain and the USA to examine what is happening in higher education. Their concern is not how to manage the changes but how best to conceptualize and understand them; they explore the place of universities in contemporary society and address the issue of whether it is useful to affix the label 'postmodern' to the contemporary university. The "Postmodern University" signposts the major directions in which universities are moving, and provides the reader with tools for a better understanding of today's university. -- Back cover.
Subject Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- Congresses.
Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Educational change -- Great Britain -- Congresses.
Educational change -- United States -- Congresses.
Postmodernism and higher education -- Great Britain -- Congresses.
Postmodernism and higher education -- United States -- Congresses.
Added Author Smith, Anthony, 1938-
Webster, Frank.
ISBN 0335199585 (pb)
9780335199587 (pb)
0335199593 (hb)
9780335199594 (hb)

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