ERIC Number: EJ1023455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Movement Conservatism and the Attack on Ethnic Studies
Nicol, Donna J.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v16 n5 p653-672 2013
This article offers a critical examination of the role that conservative corporate philanthropy played in initiating the assault against the Ethnic Studies discipline during the Academic Culture Wars of the 1980s and 1990s. This research focuses on the development of movement conservatism as an emerging political force that brought together conservative political philosophy with corporate money support with the aim of undermining and dismantling any curricula and discourse which challenged "American culture and values." Although unsuccessful in eliminating Ethnic Studies programs, the merger between conservative politics and corporate philanthropy was legitimized resulting in a new form of conservative action and activism.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Ethnic Studies, Social Bias, Social Attitudes, Politics of Education, Corporate Support, Political Attitudes, Social Values, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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