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Between Citizens and the State : The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century / Christopher P. Loss.

Author/Creator:
Loss, Christopher P. author.
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2011]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 29 halftones. 4 line illus.
Edition:
Core Textbook
Series:
Politics and Society in Modern America ; 81
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Education, Higher -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Education, Higher -- Political aspects -- United States.
Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- United States.
Education, Higher -- United States -- History.
Federal aid to higher education -- United States.
Higher education and state -- United States.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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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.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations and Appendix Charts
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. Introduction The Politics of American Higher Education in the Twentieth Century
PART I. Bureaucracy
Chapter 2. Reorganizing Higher Education in the Shadow of the Great War
Chapter 3. Building the New Deal Administrative State
PART II. Democracy
Chapter 4. Educating Citizen-Soldiers in World War II
Chapter 5. Educating Global Citizens in the Cold War
PART III. Diversity
Chapter 6. Higher Education Confronts the Rights Revolution
Chapter 7. Conclusion The Private Marketplace of Identity in an Age of Diversity
Appendix. A Graphical Portrait of American Higher Education in the Twentieth Century
Notes
Index
Backmatter
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781400840052
OCLC:
979742293
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400840052 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.