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Author Newfield, Christopher.

Title Unmaking the public university : the forty-year assault on the middle class / Christopher Newfield.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  378.05 N45u 2008    ---  Available
Description viii, 395 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-367) and index.
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.
Subject Public universities and colleges -- United States.
Middle class -- United States.
Social mobility -- United States.
ISBN 0674028171
9780674028173 (alk. paper)

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