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The decline of privilege : the modernization of Oxford University, Joseph A. Soares

Label
The decline of privilege : the modernization of Oxford University
Title
The decline of privilege
Title remainder
the modernization of Oxford University
Statement of responsibility
Joseph A. Soares
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book studies Oxford University's transformation - and the political hazards for academics that ensued - when, after World War II, it changed from a private liberal-arts club with aristocratic pretensions into a state university heavily committed to the natural sciences, with a middle-class constituency and a meritocratic ethos." "Despite these changes, the author shows that Oxford has not been able to elude its long-standing Brideshead Revisited reputation. This antiquated image became a source of difficulties when the Labour Party in the 1960's sought to expand educational opportunities to promote social justice. In the 1980's the University again came under attack, this time for its supposedly anti-industrial ethos, as Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party attempted to reverse Britain's economic decline."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Soares, Joseph A
Dewey number
378.425/74
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LF521
LC item number
.S63 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • University of Oxford
  • Higher education and state
  • Universities and colleges
Label
The decline of privilege : the modernization of Oxford University, Joseph A. Soares
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Thatcher Politics: Academia Dethroned
  • Dilemmas of Academic Authority
  • Introduction: The Oxford Myth
  • The Transformation of Oxford
  • Academic Autonomy and Money Matters: Oxford Goes Public
  • The Making of Oxford as a Middle-Class Institution: Admissions Controversies
  • Oxford Moves into the Natural Sciences
  • St. Catherine's College: Renewal of the Collegiate Tradition
  • Oxford Embattled
  • Labour Politics and the High Tide of Internal Reform: Academia Challenged
Control code
40347468
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 322 pages
Isbn
9780804734882
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98050865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The decline of privilege : the modernization of Oxford University, Joseph A. Soares
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Thatcher Politics: Academia Dethroned
  • Dilemmas of Academic Authority
  • Introduction: The Oxford Myth
  • The Transformation of Oxford
  • Academic Autonomy and Money Matters: Oxford Goes Public
  • The Making of Oxford as a Middle-Class Institution: Admissions Controversies
  • Oxford Moves into the Natural Sciences
  • St. Catherine's College: Renewal of the Collegiate Tradition
  • Oxford Embattled
  • Labour Politics and the High Tide of Internal Reform: Academia Challenged
Control code
40347468
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 322 pages
Isbn
9780804734882
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98050865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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