Professors and Their Politics

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Neil Gross, Solon Simmons
JHU Press, Jul 10, 2014 - Education - 376 pages
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Professors and Their Politics tackles the assumption that universities are ivory towers of radicalism with the potential to corrupt conservative youth. Neil Gross and Solon Simmons gather the work of leading sociologists, historians, and other researchers interested in the relationship between politics and higher education to present evidence to the contrary. In eleven meaty chapters, contributors describe the political makeup of American academia today, consider the causes of its liberal tilt, discuss the college experience for politically conservative students, and delve into historical debates about professorial politics.

Offering readable, rigorous analyses rather than polemics, Professors and Their Politics yields important new insights into the nature of higher education institutions while challenging dogmas of both the left and the right.

-- Jack H. Schuster, Claremont Graduate University
 

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Contents

Introduction
The Effect of College on Social and Political Attitudes and Civic Participation KYLE DODSON
and Discourse in American Universities AMY J BINDER AND KATEWOOD PARTIV FORMATIVE PERIODS
Sixties Activism and Debates over Political

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Neil Gross is a professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia and author of Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care? and Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher. Solon Simmons is an associate professor in the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and author of The Eclipse of Equality: Arguing America on Meet the Press.

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