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Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University / William Clark.

Author/Creator:
Clark, William author., Author,
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2008]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (576 p.) : 50 halftones, 20 tables
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Tracing the transformation of early modern academics into modern researchers from the Renaissance to Romanticism, Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University uses the history of the university and reframes the "Protestant Ethic" to reconsider the conditions of knowledge production in the modern world. William Clark argues that the research university-which originated in German Protestant lands and spread globally in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries-developed in response to market forces and bureaucracy, producing a new kind of academic whose goal was to establish originality and achieve fame through publication. With an astonishing wealth of research, Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University investigates the origins and evolving fixtures of academic life: the lecture catalogue, the library catalog, the grading system, the conduct of oral and written exams, the roles of conversation and the writing of research papers in seminars, the writing and oral defense of the doctoral dissertation, the ethos of "lecturing with applause" and "publish or perish," and the role of reviews and rumor. This is a grand, ambitious book that should be required reading for every academic.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
1. Charisma and Rationalization
2. The Lecture Catalogue
3. The Lecture and the Disputation
4. The Examination
5. The Research Seminar
6. The Doctor of Philosophy
7. The Appointment of a Professor
8. The Library Catalogue
9. Academic Babble and Ministerial Machinations
10. Ministerial Hearing and Academic Commodification
11. Academic Voices and the Ghost in the Machine
12. The Research University and Beyond
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3. Philology-Pedagogy Academic Seminars, Societies, and Institutes
Appendix 4. Dissertationes Eruditorum
Appendix 5. Doctoral Graduates and Dissertations in Arts and Philosophy Faculties
Appendix 6. List of Universities in the German Cultural Space
Notes
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Acknowledgments
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780226109237
OCLC:
1135613978
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226109237 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.