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Wannabe U By Gaye Tuchman

Wannabe U
by Gaye Tuchman

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Based on years of observation at a large state university, this title tracks the dispiriting consequences of trading in traditional educational values for loyalty to the market. It provides an account of how higher education's misguided pursuit of success fails us all.
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Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University by Gaye Tuchman

Based on years of observation at a large state university, "Wannabe U" tracks the dispiriting consequences of trading in traditional educational values for loyalty to the market. Aping their boardroom idols, the new corporate administrators at such universities wander from job to job and reductively view the students there as future workers in need of training. Obsessed with measurable successes, they stress auditing and accountability, which leads to policies of surveillance and control dubiously cloaked in the guise of scientific administration. In this eye-opening expose of the modern university, Tuchman paints a candid portrait of the corporatization of higher education and its impact on students and faculty. Like the best campus novelists, Tuchman entertains with her acidly witty observations of backstage power dynamics and faculty politics, but ultimately "Wannabe U" is a hard-hitting account of how higher education's misguided pursuit of success fails us all.

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Wannabe U Reviews


"This book raises important questions about what kind of higher education we want. Tuchman is passionately engaged, but never loses her sense of humour and leaves us with much to think about." (Times Higher Education)"

About Gaye Tuchman


Gaye Tuchman is professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of Making News: A Study in the Construction of Reality and Edging Women Out: Victorian Novelists, Publishers, and Social Change, editor of The TV Establishment: Programming for Power and Profit, and coeditor of Hearth and Home: Images of Women in the Mass Media.

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GOR010318139
Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University by Gaye Tuchman
Gaye Tuchman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The University of Chicago Press
2011-04-19
272
0226815307
9780226815305
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