The Academic Man: A Study in the Sociology of a Profession

A Study in the Sociology of a Profession
 
 
Transaction Publishers
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 30. Januar 1995
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 279 Seiten
978-1-56000-810-1 (ISBN)
 
When it was originally published, The Academic Man was the first full-scale social science-based study on the American academic profession. The issues identified by Logan Wilson in 1942 remain central to any consideration of the American professoriate. Wilson demonstrates the usefulness of a historical perspective in understanding the present, as well as the considerable continuity in higher education. His acute observations remain a critical base for contemporary studies of higher education. The Academic Man explores three mam aspects of higher education: the academic hierarchy, academic status, and academic processes and functions. He discusses the difficulty college graduates have in finding jobs, a problem still prevalent today. He also examines the small number of publications produced by graduates with Ph.Ds, showing that only a few account for the greatest percentage of publications, as well as the ratio of teaching activities to non-teaching activities performed by faculty members. In his new introduction, Philip G. Altbach discusses the changes that have occurred in the college community during the past half-century, including the expansion of universities and the increasing diversity of students and faculty hi terms of gender, ethnicity, and religious background. At the same tune, he shows how Wilson's basic tenets continue to hold true for contemporary academic life. The timelessness of The Academic Man will make it a valuable resource for students, professors, university administrators, and sociologists.
  • Englisch
  • Somerset
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
  • Höhe: 234 mm
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  • Breite: 151 mm
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  • Dicke: 21 mm
  • 431 gr
978-1-56000-810-1 (9781560008101)
1560008105 (1560008105)
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Logan Wilson served as teacher and administrator at Tulane University, then as provost of the University of North Carolina, and finally as president of the University of Texas at Austin. During the 1960s he was president of the American Council on Education. He also authored American Academics: Then and Now.
INTRODUCTION TO THE TRANSACTION EDITION

PREFACE

I. INTRODUCTION

PART ONE: THE ACADEMIC HIERARCHY
II. PROFESSIONAL RECRUIT
III. STUDENT AND APPRENTICE
IV. STAFF MEMBER
V. PROFESSOR ADMINISTRANT

PART TWO: ACADEMIC STATUS
VI. STATUS APPRAISAL
VII. PROFESSIONAL STATUS
VIII. SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS

PART THREE: ACADEMIC PROCESSES AND FUNCTIONS
IX. PRESTIGE AND COMPETITION
X. PRESTIGE AND THE TEACHING FUNCTION
XI. PRESTIGE AND THE RESEARCH FUNCTION

PART FOUR: CONCLUSIONS
XII. CONCLUSIONS

APPENDICES

INDEX

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