The Modern University and Its Discontents: The Fate of Newmans Legacies in Britain and America by Sheldon RothblattThe Modern University and Its Discontents: The Fate of Newmans Legacies in Britain and America by Sheldon Rothblatt

The Modern University and Its Discontents: The Fate of Newmans Legacies in Britain and America

bySheldon Rothblatt

Paperback | March 20, 2006

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This is a study of how the internal culture of British and American universities has been shaped over the course of two centuries in relation to external factors such as government, the economy, society and culture. John Henry Newman's classic work, The Idea of a University provides entry and exit points for this study of the modern university. This series of explorations highlights on-going paradoxes and dilemmas in the history of universities as they moved from the edge of society to the center of modern democratic states and market economies.
Title:The Modern University and Its Discontents: The Fate of Newmans Legacies in Britain and AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:476 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inPublished:March 20, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052102501X

ISBN - 13:9780521025010

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Table of Contents

1. The idea of the idea of a university and its antithesis; 2. 'Consult the Genius of the Place'; 3. 'The first undergraduates, recognizable as such'; 4. Failure; 5. Historical and comparative remarks on the 'federal principle' in higher education; Interlude: General introduction to chapters six and seven; 6. Supply and demand in the writing of university history since about 1790: 1. 'The awkward interval'; 7. Supply and demand in the writing of university history since about 1790: 2. The market and the University of London; 8. Alternatives: 1. The importance of being unattached; 9. Alternatives: 2. Born to have no rest; Index.

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"Rothblatt's sensitively written work provids a glimpse into academia. For this, it is relevant to anyone associated with higher education." Jennifer Ford, Libraries & Culture