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xvii, 399 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface ix Chapter 1: Introduction 1 Chapter 2: Who Are Conservative Students? 29 Chapter 3: Sponsored Conservatism: The Landscape of National Conservative Organizations 76 Chapter 4: How Conservatives Think about Campus: The Effects of College Reputations, Social Scenes, and Academics on Student Experience 113 Chapter 5: Provoking Liberals and Campaigning for Republicans: Two Conservative Styles at the Western Public Universities 161 Chapter 6: Civilized Discourse, Highbrow Provocation, and a Fuller Embrace of Campaigning: Three Conservative Styles at Eastern Elite University 213 Chapter 7: Conservative Femininity 270 Chapter 8: The Theory behind the Findings: How Studying College Conservatives Extends Our Understanding of Higher Education, Politics, and Culture 309 Notes 327 References 363 Index 381.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691145372 20160610
Conservative pundits allege that the pervasive liberalism of America's colleges and universities has detrimental effects on undergraduates, most particularly right-leaning ones. Yet not enough attention has actually been paid to young conservatives to test these claims-until now. In Becoming Right, Amy Binder and Kate Wood carefully explore who conservative students are, and how their beliefs and political activism relate to their university experiences. Rich in interviews and insight, Becoming Right illustrates that the diverse conservative movement evolving among today's college students holds important implications for the direction of American politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691145372 20160610
Education Library (Cubberley)
xv, 326 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • The women
  • The party pathway
  • Rush and the party scene
  • The floor
  • Socialites, wannabes, and fit with the party pathway
  • Strivers, creaming, and the blocked mobility pathway
  • Achievers, underachievers, and the professional pathway
  • College pathways and post-college prospects
  • Politics and pathways.
Two young women, dormitory mates, embark on their education at a big state university. Five years later, one is earning a good salary at a prestigious accounting firm. With no loans to repay, she lives in a fashionable apartment with her fiance. The other woman, saddled with burdensome debt and a low GPA, is still struggling to finish her degree in tourism. In an era of skyrocketing tuition and mounting concern over whether college is "worth it, " Paying for the Party is an indispensable contribution to the dialogue assessing the state of American higher education. A powerful expose of unmet obligations and misplaced priorities, it explains in vivid detail why so many leave college with so little to show for it. Drawing on findings from a five-year interview study, Elizabeth Armstrong and Laura Hamilton bring us to the campus of "MU, " a flagship Midwestern public university, where we follow a group of women drawn into a culture of status seeking and sororities. Mapping different pathways available to MU students, the authors demonstrate that the most well-resourced and seductive route is a "party pathway" anchored in the Greek system and facilitated by the administration. This pathway exerts influence over the academic and social experiences of all students, and while it benefits the affluent and well-connected, Armstrong and Hamilton make clear how it seriously disadvantages the majority. Eye-opening and provocative, Paying for the Party reveals how outcomes can differ so dramatically for those whom universities enroll.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674049574 20160612
Education Library (Cubberley)
xiii, 298 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • List of Illustrations and Tables ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction Discovering the City of Knowledge 1 PART ONE: INTENT 1. Cold War Politics 17 Frameworks, 1945-1950 18 Policy and Geography, 1950-1965 36 Conclusion 55 2. "Multiversities, " Cities, and Suburbs 58 The Scientist in the Garden 60 Economic Development Solutions 75 Conclusion 92 PART TWO: IMPLEMENTATION 3. From the Farm to the Valley: Stanford University and the San Francisco Peninsula 97 A Western Retreat 99 Hot and Cold Wars 103 Land Development 110 A Model City 127 "The Battle of the Hills" 132 Conclusion 139 4. Building" Brainsville" : The University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia 142 Franklin's University and Its City 143 From Computers to Medicine 146 Industrial Decline and Urban Renewal 151 Building University City 158 Scientific Industry Comes to West Philadelphia 166 Controversy and Protest 172 Conclusion 180 5. Selling the New South: Georgia Tech and Atlanta 182 The New Industrial South 185 Postwar Growth and Postwar Power 190 Expansion and Entrepreneurship at Georgia Tech 201 Selling Atlanta in the Space Age 207 Research Parks, Office Parks, and Another Stanford? 216 Conclusion 221 PART THREE LEGACY Conclusion The Next Silicon Valley 225 Notes 235 Index 291.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691117164 20160528
What is the magic formula for turning a place into a high-tech capital? How can a city or region become a high-tech powerhouse like Silicon Valley? For over half a century, through boom times and bust, business leaders and politicians have tried to become 'the next Silicon Valley, ' but few have succeeded. This book examines why high-tech development became so economically important late in the twentieth century, and why its magic formula of people, jobs, capital, and institutions has been so difficult to replicate. Margaret O'Mara shows that high-tech regions are not simply accidental market creations but 'cities of knowledge' - planned communities of scientific production that were shaped and subsidized by the original venture capitalist, the Cold War defense complex.At the heart of the story is the American research university, an institution enriched by Cold War spending and actively engaged in economic development. The story of the city of knowledge broadens our understanding of postwar urban history and of the relationship between civil society and the state in late twentieth-century America. It leads us to further redefine the American suburb as being much more than formless 'sprawl, ' and shows how it is in fact the ultimate post-industrial city. Understanding this history and geography is essential to planning for the future of the high-tech economy, and this book is must reading for anyone interested in building the next Silicon Valley.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691117164 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley), Special Collections
Education Library (Cubberley)