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Changing Academia Forever

Author : Kitty Kelly Epstein
ISBN : 9781975502744
Genre : Education
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The most effective and long-lasting student strike in U.S. History took place at San Francisco State College in 1968. The first Black Student Union, the first Black Studies Department, the only College of Ethnic Studies, and the admission of thousands of students of color resulted from this four-and-a-half-month strike which shut down 80% of the campus. It has been called the movement which “changed academia forever.” Black students were only a small percentage of those on campus, but they managed to engage thousands of white, Latino, Asian, and indigenous students; SDS and the Third World Liberation Front; the faculty union; and a huge portion of the San Francisco Community. In the end, they were able to win most of their 15 demands. The book is written by two participants in the strike, one a member of the BSU leadership. Oral histories of strike leaders are integrated with discussion of the events and significance of this movement. What were the politics and strategies? Why was the strike successful and what are the insights for today’s mass movements? Perfect for courses such as: Introduction to Black Studies | Introduction to Ethnic Studies | Recent U.S. History | Protest Movements | Higher Education | Urban Education | Multicultural Education | History of Education | Philosophy of Education | Oral History | Qualitative Methods | African-American History | African-American Education | African-American Politics
Category: Education

Critical Administration In Higher Education

Author : Jay Brower
ISBN : 9781498596527
Genre : Education
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In this edited volume, contributors articulate a vision for connecting the insights of critical/cultural communication scholarship with the practice of academic leadership in higher education.
Category: Education

Richard Hofstadter

Author : David S. Brown
ISBN : 9780226076379
Genre : History
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Richard Hofstadter (1916-70) was America’s most distinguished historian of the twentieth century. The author of several groundbreaking books, including The American Political Tradition, he was a vigorous champion of the liberal politics that emerged from the New Deal. During his nearly thirty-year career, Hofstadter fought public campaigns against liberalism’s most dynamic opponents, from McCarthy in the 1950s to Barry Goldwater and the Sun Belt conservatives in the 1960s. His opposition to the extreme politics of postwar America—articulated in his books, essays, and public lectures—marked him as one of the nation’s most important and prolific public intellectuals. In this masterful biography, David Brown explores Hofstadter’s life within the context of the rise and fall of American liberalism. A fierce advocate of academic freedom, racial justice, and political pluralism, Hofstadter charted in his works the changing nature of American society from a provincial Protestant foundation to one based on the values of an urban and multiethnic nation. According to Brown, Hofstadter presciently saw in rural America’s hostility to this cosmopolitanism signs of an anti-intellectualism that he believed was dangerously endemic in a mass democracy. By the end of a life cut short by leukemia, Hofstadter had won two Pulitzer Prizes, and his books had attracted international attention. Yet the Vietnam years, as Brown shows, culminated in a conservative reaction to his work that is still with us. Whether one agrees with Hofstadter’s critics or with the noted historian John Higham, who insisted that Hofstadter was “the finest and also the most humane intelligence of our generation,” the importance of this seminal thinker cannot be denied. As this fascinating biography ultimately shows, Hofstadter’s observations on the struggle between conservative and liberal America are relevant to our own times, and his legacy challenges us to this day.
Category: History

Activists Forever

Author : Erik Neveu
ISBN : 9781108428729
Genre : Political Science
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Using a global array of case studies, this collection explores the consequences of political involvement on an individual's life.
Category: Political Science

Sisterhood Is Forever

Author : Robin Morgan
ISBN : UVA:X004632138
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Features more than fifty orginal essays by established feminist leaders and artists as well as new thinkers and activists covering such topics as workplace inequities, health issues, globalization, the politics of aging, and domestic violence.
Category: Literary Criticism

Transforming The Academia

Author : Ishmael I. Munene
ISBN : PSU:000064223100
Genre : Political Science
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This book presents a rigorous inquiry into one of the most striking transformation which has occurred in Africa's education today -- the University. Utilising an array of theoretical perspectives drawn from economics, political science, and sociology among others, this book explores the metamorphosis of the African university from its post-independence local national institution to the contemporary market-oriented and globally-influenced academia. The contributing authors, committed Africanists drawn from a variety of disciplines, navigate through the complexities of the transformation highlighting the how these changes mimic trends elsewhere beyond the continent. The survey of the African university transformation is distilled into six critical themes: The historical evolution, governance, access and success, financing, privatisation as well as the academic profession. In each theme, the author delineates the historical antecedents, explores the societal forces shaping the transformation, analyses the emerging university configurations, contextualises these changes in a global context, and provides important policy implications for the resultant change. This book provides a balanced perspective on trends in university developments in Africa. This book is a must read for African studies specialists, higher education scholars, policy makers and anyone with a keen eye in comparative higher education scholarship.
Category: Political Science

Innovation Generation

Author : Roberta B. Ness MD, MPH
ISBN : 9780199929955
Genre : Psychology
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Whether you are a student or an established scientist, researcher, or engineer, you can learn to be more innovative. In Innovation Generation, internationally renowned physician and scientist Roberta Ness provides all the tools you need to cast aside your habitual ways of navigating the every-day world and to think "outside the box." Based on an extraordinarily successful program at the University of Texas, this book provides proven techniques to expand your ability to generate original ideas. These tools include analogy, expanding assumptions, pulling questions apart, changing your point of view, reversing your thinking, and getting the most out of multidisciplinary groups, to name a few. Woven into the discussion are engaging stories of famous scientists who found fresh paths to innovation, including groundbreaking primate scientist Jane Goodall, father of lead research Herb Needleman, and physician Ignaz Semmelweis, whose discovery of infection control saved millions. Finally, the book shows how to combine your newly acquired skills in innovative thinking with the normal process of scientific thinking, so that your new abilities are more than playthings. Innovation will power your science.
Category: Psychology

Research Game In Academic Life

Author : Lisa Lucas
ISBN : 9780335229970
Genre : Education
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What are the implications of an increasingly competitive global system of higher education research? In what ways have policy changes to the evaluation and funding of university research impacted on higher education institutions in the UK and in other countries? How do institutional and departmental managers and individual academics organise and manage research to best maximise the gains of being successful in research? The "Research Game in Academic Life" turns a spotlight on the importance of research in determining the reputation and success of universities and the academics who work within them. It provides an overview of the changing policies of funding and evaluating university research during the last twenty years and analyses how this has impacted on the status and hierarchical positioning of universities in the United Kingdom. Comparisons of research policies in other national systems of higher education are also made, with examples from Hong Kong, the Netherlands and Australia.; Empirical data is drawn from qualitative case studies of two UK universities; and this book focuses on the way in which the management and organisation of research within these institutions has responded to the demands of economic and accountability pressures and successive rounds of the Research Assessment Exercise. More particularly, the book reflects the human stories and accounts from the individuals who serve to maintain the important research and teaching work of these institutions. The "Research Game in Academic Life" offers a thoughtful analysis and will make essential reading for researchers, department leaders, policy makers and managers in higher education.
Category: Education

Overcoming Adversity In Academia

Author : Elwood Watson
ISBN : 9780761861409
Genre : Education
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This collection of essays written by seventeen Generation X academics passionately, provocatively, and eloquently demonstrates the personal issues, conflicts, and triumphs that are definitive of this generation. These essays define the voice of an often overlooked and ignored demographic.
Category: Education

Transportation Quarterly

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ISBN : UOM:39015048213436
Genre : Traffic engineering
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Category: Traffic engineering

Converging Horizons

Author : Allan Hugh Cole
ISBN : 9781630878306
Genre : Religion
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This collection of essays considers topics in pastoral theology, pastoral care and counseling, pastoral leadership, and social work, and attends to challenges and opportunities pertaining to the support and care of persons in need. Of interest to ministers, chaplains, pastoral counselors, and social workers, these essays focus particularly on human experiences, needs, or concerns that relate to matters of mental health and religious faith or spirituality. Converging Horizons demonstrates approaches to integrative work that draws on multiple fields of theory and practice in service to the goal of providing a range of caregivers with ways to both conceptualize and engage their important work.
Category: Religion

Sports Publicity

Author : Joseph Favorito
ISBN : 9781136364266
Genre : Business & Economics
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Sports Publicity offers unique, practical insight to the oft-overlooked but vastly important aspect of effective public relations within a sport organization. Written by Joe Favorito, former Vice President of PR for the New York Knicks, this book offers a diverse look at the various genres of sport PR, and delves into the history of the field, as well as providing perspective on where it is going with the burgeoning popularity of various new media. This book uses the professional experience of the author to give students and practioners valuable insights into the industry of sport publicity. It is therefore, an essential read for anyone interested in the sector.
Category: Business & Economics

Brasil Forever

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172144254950
Genre : Brazil
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Category: Brazil

Trans Imare

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ISBN : UCSD:31822016443319
Genre : Marine engineering
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Category: Marine engineering

Awis Magazine

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ISBN : UCSC:32106015406009
Genre : Women in science
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Category: Women in science

Bioethics As Practice

Author : Judith Andre
ISBN : 9780807861219
Genre : Medical
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Those who work in bioethics and the medical humanities come from many different backgrounds, such as health care, philosophy, law, the social sciences, and religious studies. The work they do also varies widely: consulting on ethical issues in patient care, working with legislatures, dealing with the media, teaching, speaking, writing and more. Writing as a participant in this developing field, Judith Andre offers a model to unify its diversity. Using the term "bioethics" broadly, to include all the medical humanities, she articulates ideals for the field, identifies its temptations and moral pitfalls, and argues for the central importance of certain virtues. Perhaps the most original of these is the virtue of choosing projects well, which demands not only broadening the field's focus but also understanding the forces that have kept it too narrow. Andre offers an imaginative analysis of the special problems presented by interdisciplinary work and discusses the intellectual virtues necessary for its success. She calls attention to the kinds of professional communities that are necessary to support good work. The book draws from interviews with many people in the field and from the findings of social scientists. It includes the author's personal reflections, several extended allegories, and philosophical analysis.
Category: Medical

The Scientist

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ISBN : CHI:37772126
Genre : Research
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Category: Research