The Modern University and Its Discontents
The Fate of Newman's Legacies in Britain and America
By (author) Sheldon Rothblatt
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Modern University and Its Discontents by Sheldon Rothblatt
Book DescriptionThis series of interlinked essays takes the form of historical 'voyages' around the Victorian intellectual John Henry Newman, and Newman's classic work The Idea of a University, as well as changes in the structure and culture of universities which occurred in Newman's lifetime. The voyages connect nineteenth- and twentieth-century university history, mainly in Britain and the United States but with side excursions to continental Europe. Among the many important topics discussed are the history of student communities in Oxford and Cambridge, the growth of a modern examinations culture, university architecture and the use of space in connection with educational ideals, urbanism and universities, and the competition of states, markets and academic guilds for the control of universities and the right to define the missions of university professors.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521025010
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sheldon Rothblatt
European and American University Since 1800, Paperback (November 2006)
The essays in this book discuss how universities work in relation to other parts of a higher education 'system'.
Modern University and its Discontents, Hardback (January 1997)» View all books by Sheldon Rothblatt
A study of how the university in Britain and America has developed in relation to government and society.
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