ERIC Number: ED406941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
How Harvard Rules: Reason in the Service of Empire.
Trumpbour, John, Ed.
This collection of 26 essays examines the historical position of Harvard University as one of the nation's most influential institutions. Included are: (1) "Introducing Harvard: A Social, Philosophical, and Political Profile" (John Trumpbour); (2) "How Harvard is Ruled: Administration and Governance at the Corporate University" (Robert Weissman); (3) "Harvard, the Cold War, and the National Security State" (John Trumpbour); (4) "Living with the Bomb: The World According to Bok" (Andrew Kopkind); (5) "Jackboot Liberals" (Alexander Cockburn); (6) "The Business-University Revisited: Industry and Empire in Crimson Cambridge" (John Trumpbour); (7) "Neighborhood Bully: Harvard, the Community, and Urban Development" (Oscar Hernandez and Zachary Robinson); (8) "A History of University Labor Struggles" (Vladimir Escalante); (9) "Blinding Them with Science: Scientific Ideologies in the Ruling of the Modern World" (John Trumpbour); (10) "The Science of Racism" (Jonathan R. Beckwith); (11) "Sexism and Sociobiology: For Our Own Good and the Good of the Species" (Ruth Hubbard); (12) "Ideology in Practice: The Mismeasure of Man" (Stephen Jay Gould); (13) "'Cleaning House': Hiring, Tenure, and Dissent" (John Trumpbour); (14) "The Tenure Process and Its Invisible Kingmaker" (Joseph Menn); (15) "Could Karl Marx Teach Economics in the United States?" (Lawrence S. Lifschultz); (16) "Uppity and Out: A Case Study in the Politics of Faculty Reappointment (and the Limitations of Grievance Procedures)" (Chester Hartman); (17) "Minority and Third World Students" (Cynthia Silva et al.); (18) "Meritocracy and the Manipulation of Ethnic Minorities: The Epps and Evans Affairs" (Eugene Franklin Rivers); (19) "Sexual Shakedown" (Christina Spaulding); (20) "A Note on Professional Schools" (John Trumpbour); (21) "Laying Down the Law: The Empire Strikes Back" (Jamin B. Raskin); (22) "Making Students Safe for Democracy: The Core Curriculum and Intellectual Management" (Ben Robinson); (23) "The Progressive Student Heritage" (Zachary Robinson); (24) "'Waiting for Derik': The Divestment Struggle" (Michael West); (25) "Democracy Harvard-Style: The (S)Election of Overseers" (Chester Hartman and Robert Paul Wolff); and (26) "Conclusion: Transforming Harvard" (John Trumpbour). (Individual papers contain references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Change Agents, College Faculty, Criticism, Educational History, Elitism, Governance, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Ideology, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission, Institutional Role, Liberalism, Opinions, Political Influences, Politics of Education, Public Opinion, Reputation, Sciences, Status, Universities, Values
South End Press, 116 Saint Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02115 ($16).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A