By Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
"Based on sophisticated, imaginitive readings of autobiographies, memoirs, fiction and secondary resources, [Campus Life] tells the tale of the altering mentalities of yankee undergraduates over centuries."—Michael Moffatt, New York instances e-book evaluate
From Publishers Weekly
When highschool rebels embark upon collage, they could pursue well-defined avenues of political or creative expression, because of another tradition on hand to American university newcomers on the grounds that 1910, the writer notes. an identical is right for college students who're extra within the mainstreamthey can fall in line with a campus culture that downplays educational paintings whereas glorifying social grace and athletic prowess. as well as collegiate kinds and rebels, Horowitz, professor of heritage on the Univ. of Southern California, identifies a 3rd way of life, that of the "outsiders." For those intensely critical scholars, collage is basically a method to upward push on the earth. This complete social background redefines the terrain of campus lifestyles, prior and current. by way of grounding her schema in bright background and anecdote, the writer is ready to take on head-on a fraternity-bred culture, nonetheless widespread, which devalues educational and highbrow fulfillment. A path-breaking research.
From Library Journal
"To placed it directly," writes Horowitz, "college males and the school stay at battle. scholars who assumed the tradition of school existence refrained from any touch with the enemy past that required. figuring out they'd lose in open clash, such scholars became to deception, utilizing any capability to avoid principles. . . . " the placement she describes is at Yale within the early 1800s, now not Columbia within the Sixties. Horowitz ( Alma Mater , LJ 8/84) has drawn on a wealth of fabric to provide a balanced but candid appraisal of the way every one new release of yankee scholars has handed on its "culture," and the way that tradition has assisted in shaping the trendy university. She additionally offers an exceptional context for assessing the strategies of assorted nationwide commissions geared toward altering the yank collage of the Eighties and past. hugely suggested. Richard H. Quay, Miami Univ . Libs., Oxford, Ohio
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First released in 1987, released as booklet in 2012.