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Unmaking the Public University The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class by Christopher Newfield

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Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Universities / polytechnics,
  • Higher,
  • Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism,
  • Social Classes,
  • Education / Higher,
  • Education,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • Middle class,
  • Public universities and colleges,
  • Social mobility,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11125220M
ISBN 100674028171
ISBN 109780674028173

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Unmaking the Public University is the story of how conservatives have maligned and restructured public universities, deceiving the public to serve their own ends. It is a deep and revealing analysis that is long overdue. Newfield carefully describes how this campaign operated, using extensive research into public university archives. A non-academic friend picked Unmaking the Public University off my desk, read a few pages and asked to borrow it. When asked why, she said she found the style compelling. The other important reason is that we begin to understand what has happened to public education and thus what can facilitate reincarnation.4/5(10).   Unmaking the Public University is the story of how conservatives have maligned and restructured public universities, deceiving the public to serve their own ends. It is a deep and revealing analysis that is long overdue. Newfield carefully describes how this campaign operated, using extensive research into public university : Harvard.   Still Unmaking the Public University. 03/25/ pm ET Updated A paperback edition of my most recent book, Unmaking the Public University, has just been released by Harvard University Press. The original hardback appeared in mid, and offered a genealogy of this pivotal institution's unsustainable financial and cultural.

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  Unmaking the Public University is the story of how conservatives have maligned and restructured public universities, deceiving the public to serve their own ends. It is a deep and revealing analysis that is long overdue. Newfield carefully describes how this campaign operated, using extensive research into public university archives/5(54). Christopher Newfield is the author of Unmaking the Public University ( avg rating, 54 ratings, 11 reviews, published ), The Great Mistake ( a /5.   Unmaking the Public University lies within a larger oeuvre of Newfield's publications dealing with cultural issues related to the university. The current work is actually a sequel to an earlier book, Ivy and Industry (), which traces the development of the professional ethic during the rapid industrialization of the s through s. The Forty Year Assault on the Middle Class. Christopher New field’s book, Unmaking the Public University: The Forty Year Assault on the Middle Class, has turned out to be prophetic. New field updates his argument via the Harvard University Press site and again points out how the culture wars, often directed at the humanities, were used to undermine the egalitarian accomplishment of the.