Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880-1980

Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880-1980

by Christopher Newfield
     
 

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Engages with business management theories, their attraction to university administrators, and their usefulness in the university if they can be reconceptualized more democratically.See more details below

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Engages with business management theories, their attraction to university administrators, and their usefulness in the university if they can be reconceptualized more democratically.

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In this carefully researched study about the commercialization of the American university, Newfield (Mapping Multiculturalism) examines the rise of managerial culture in the university as well as the university's impact on modern society and the relationship among its science, humanities, and social science sectors. Maintaining that the 20th-century humanist is first and foremost an organization person, Newfield examines how institutional and social forces affect individual experience and demonstrates that humanistic tendencies contain both managerial and antimanagerial elements. His key argument is that corporate America and academic America have had a complicated but mutually influential relationship since the 19th century and that their powerful impact on each other is rarely acknowledged. This provocative argument certainly gives educators and researchers much to ponder. Public libraries holding Sheila Slaughter and Larry L. Leslie's Academic Capitalism, Industrializing Knowledge, edited by Lewis M. Branscomb and others, or Richard Florida's The Rise of the Creative Class would do well to include this timely and clear discussion about a debatable topic.-Leroy Hommerding, Fort Myers Beach P.L. Dist., FL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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“Christopher Newfield’s application of the management model and metaphor to the academic scene leads him into what is by far the freshest and most nuanced argument on the corporatization of the university that I can think of.”—Bruce Robbins, author of Secular Vocations: Intellectuals, Professionalism, Culture

“In this compellingly argued book, Christopher Newfield puts current discussions of the corporatization of higher education in a completely new and historically informed light. As Newfield shows, the marriage of ivy and industry is both older and more complex than current critiques of the university have suggested.”—Gerald Graff, author of Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind

“Ivy and Industry makes a seminal contribution to the mounting debate over the role of marketplace values in higher education. In elegant and nuanced prose, Christopher Newfield argues persuasively that for more than a century the American university has both spoken truth to, and been the handmaiden of, power. Those committed to a revitalized liberal education have found their champion.”—David L. Kirp, author of Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line: The Marketing of Higher Education

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ISBN-13:
9780822385202
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2003
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Format:
NOOK Book
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