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The Resource Between citizens and the state : the politics of American higher education in the 20th century, Christopher P. Loss

Between citizens and the state : the politics of American higher education in the 20th century, Christopher P. Loss

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Between citizens and the state : the politics of American higher education in the 20th century
Title
Between citizens and the state
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the politics of American higher education in the 20th century
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Christopher P. Loss
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book tracks the dramatic outcomes of the federal government's growing involvement in higher education between World War I and the 1970s, and the conservative backlash against that involvement from the 1980s onward. Using cutting-edge analysis, Christopher Loss recovers higher education's central importance to the larger social and political history of the United States in the twentieth century, and chronicles its transformation into a key mediating institution between citizens and the state. Framed around the three major federal higher education policies of the twentieth century--the 1944 GI Bill, the 1958 National Defense Education Act, and the 1965 Higher Education Act--the book charts the federal government's various efforts to deploy education to ready citizens for the national, bureaucratized, and increasingly global world in which they lived. Loss details the myriad ways in which academic leaders and students shaped, and were shaped by, the state's shifting political agenda as it moved from a preoccupation with economic security during the Great Depression, to national security during World War II and the Cold War, to securing the rights of African Americans, women, and other previously marginalized groups during the 1960s and '70s. Along the way, Loss reappraises the origins of higher education's current-day diversity regime, the growth of identity group politics, and the privatization of citizenship at the close of the twentieth century. At a time when people's faith in government and higher education is being sorely tested, this book sheds new light on the close relations between American higher education and politics"--
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Loss, Christopher P
Dewey number
379.1/2140973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC173
LC item number
.L67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth century America
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  • Higher education and state
  • Federal aid to higher education
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • EDUCATION / History
  • EDUCATION / Higher
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Between citizens and the state : the politics of American higher education in the 20th century, Christopher P. Loss
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-301) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the politics of American higher education in the twentieth century -- Reorganizing higher education in the shadow of the Great War -- Building the new deal administrative state -- Educating citizen-soldiers in World War II -- Educating global citizens in the Cold War -- Higher education confronts the rights revolution -- Conclusion : the private marketplace of identity in an age of diversity
Control code
724663908
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780691148274
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011017423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)724663908
Label
Between citizens and the state : the politics of American higher education in the 20th century, Christopher P. Loss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the politics of American higher education in the twentieth century -- Reorganizing higher education in the shadow of the Great War -- Building the new deal administrative state -- Educating citizen-soldiers in World War II -- Educating global citizens in the Cold War -- Higher education confronts the rights revolution -- Conclusion : the private marketplace of identity in an age of diversity
Control code
724663908
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780691148274
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011017423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)724663908

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