The shape and shaping of the college and university in America : a lively experiment / Stephen J. Nelson.

Author
Nelson, Stephen James, 1947- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description
xv, 324 pages ; 24 cm

Details

Subject(s)
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-319) and index.
Contents
Religion in the nation and the academy -- The university : what is it and how does its center hold? -- Contentious compatibility and the common good : the university as servant and critic in a democracy -- The purpose of the college : clashes over liberal education and ideas that prevail -- The rise of the university : the influence of progressivism and the social gospel -- Battles over liberty, academic freedom and free speech -- The disuniting of America and the university: a reprise of academic freedom and the threat of balkanization in the quest for pluralism and diversity -- The contemporary ideological world of the McCarthy era to present : political rightness and wrong-headedness -- Conclusion a coda : the concept of a university in America and the culture we deserve.
ISBN
  • 9781498515566 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 1498515568 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
2015046093
OCLC
928606871
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