9780415929363

Imagining the Academy: Higher Education and Popular Culture

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    9780415929363

  • ISBN10:

    0415929369

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-11-01
  • Publisher: RoutledgeFalmer
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Summary

Examining representations of university life in film, literature, television, music, and on the Internet,Imagining the Academyinterrogates the tension between how academia appears in popular media and how it is experienced by today's academics. FromBeverlyHills, 90210to televised commercials for vocational institutes, the editors consider varied depictions of higher education as "a crossroads of our social and political landscape." This important collection stresses the powerful role of popular media in determining the status and purpose of the academy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: Dreaming the Academy 1(14)
SUSAN EDGERTON AND PAUL FARBER
Part 1: Constructing and Contesting the Image of the Ivory Tower 15(100)
1. The Personal Professor and the Excellent University
17(22)
SUSAN TALBURT AND PAULA M. SALVIO
2. Picturing Institutions: Intellectual Work as Gift and Commodity in Good Will Hunting
39(12)
JO KEROES
3. Education for Fun and Profit: Traditions of Popular College Fiction in the United States, 1875-1945
51(16)
SUSAN IKENBERRY
4. Those Happy Golden Years: Beverly Hills, 90210, College Style
67(22)
MICHELE BYERS
5. Rap (in) the Academy: Academic Work, Education, and Cultural Studies
89(28)
TOBY DASPIT AND JOHN A. WEAVER
Part 2: The New Vocationalism and the Marketing of Higher Education 115(80)
6. Selling the Dream of Higher Education: Marketing Images of University Life
117(14)
PAUL FARBER AND GUNILLA HOLM
7. In Just Six Short Weeks, You Too Can Be a Truck Driver, a Teacher, or a Preacher...a Doctor, Lawyer,...or Engineer
131(28)
KAREN ANIJAR
8. "Meritocracy" at Middle Age: Skewed Views and Selective Admissions
159(20)
JOHN G. RAMSAY
9. On Publicity, Poverty, and Transformation: Images and Recruitment in Teacher Education Brochures
179(16)
GLENN M. HUDAK
Part 3: Exploring Identity and Difference in the Context of Higher Education 195(72)
10. "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Lesbian Professors in Popular Culture
197(20)
ALLISON J. KELAHER YOUNG
11. Mamet's Oleanna in Context: Performance, Personal, Pedagogy
217(14)
LEE PAPA
12. Vampires on Campus: Reflections on (Un)Death, Transformation, and Blood Knowledges in The Addiction
231(16)
MORNA McDERMOTT AND TOBY DASPIT
13. Black Higher Learnin': Black Popular Culture and The Politics of Higher Education
247(20)
LINWOOD H. COUSINS
Contributors 267(4)
Index 271

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