Sunday, March 18, 2012

The American University

The American University

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The American University
259 pages | Sep 22 2010 |ISBN: 0674029208 | PDF | 25.5 Mb

This book about the function of the university in modern society proposes that, as a product of the educational revolution, the university has affected society in much the same manner as did institutions of the industrial and democratic revolutions. The academic social system ". . . is a type of social system having a special relation to culture, special in that its primary societal function is to act as a trustee of cognitive culture and the interests associated with it. It is part of the fiduciary subsystem of a society

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