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Author Soares, Joseph A.,
Title The decline of privilege : the modernization of Oxford University / Joseph A. Soares.
Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1999.

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Author Soares, Joseph A.,
Series ACLS Humanites E-book
ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Subject University of Oxford -- History -- 20th century.
Higher education and state -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Universities and colleges -- England -- Sociological aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 322 pages) : illustrations.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-316) and index.
Contents Introduction: The Oxford Myth -- The Transformation of Oxford -- Academic Autonomy and Money Matters: Oxford Goes Public -- The Making of Oxford as a Middle-Class Institution: Admissions Controversies -- Oxford Moves into the Natural Sciences -- St. Catherine's College: Renewal of the Collegiate Tradition -- Oxford Embattled -- Labour Politics and the High Tide of Internal Reform: Academia Challenged -- Thatcher Politics: Academia Dethroned -- Dilemmas of Academic Authority.
Summary "This book studies Oxford University's transformation - and the political hazards for academics that ensued - when, after World War II, it changed from a private liberal-arts club with aristocratic pretensions into a state university heavily committed to the natural sciences, with a middle-class constituency and a meritocratic ethos." "Despite these changes, the author shows that Oxford has not been able to elude its long-standing Brideshead Revisited reputation. This antiquated image became a source of difficulties when the Labour Party in the 1960's sought to expand educational opportunities to promote social justice. In the 1980's the University again came under attack, this time for its supposedly anti-industrial ethos, as Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party attempted to reverse Britain's economic decline."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0804734887 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780804734882 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 70748313
Additional Format Print version: Soares, Joseph A. Decline of privilege. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1999 (DLC) 98050865

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