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Lowen, Rebecca S. 1959-

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Works: 5 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 1,656 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Sources 
Classifications: LD3030, 378.79473
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Most widely held works by Rebecca S Lowen
Creating the Cold War university the transformation of Stanford by Rebecca S Lowen ( )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The "cold war university" is the academic component of the military-industrial-academic complex, and its archetype, according to Rebecca Lowen, is Stanford University. Her book challenges the conventional wisdom that the post-World War II "multiversity" was the creation of military patrons on the one hand and academic scientists on the other, Creating the Cold War University focuses on the crucial role played by university administrators, driven by ideology and by institutional needs for prestige and money, in making their universities dependent upon military, foundation, and industrial patronage. Effectively contesting the view that the "federal grant university" arose inevitably with the outpouring of federal support for science after the war, Lowen points instead to the Depression, which put financial pressures on universities and pushed academic administrators to seek new modes of funding. She describes how these administrators, with the help of some scientists, transformed their universities during World War II and the cold war to attract patronage from the military and other sources. The changes unfold in rich detail: academic programs in the natural and social sciences reoriented, the importance of undergraduate instruction minimized, "academic entrepreneurship" hailed as the normative behavior of university professors, and dissent to this transformation of the university relentlessly suppressed. With the end of the cold war and the rightening of federal budgets, universities again face pressures not unlike those of the 1930s. Lowen's analysis of how the university became dependent upon the state is essential reading for those concerned about the future of higher education in the post-cold war era
The United States since 1945 : historical interpretations ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The United States since 1945 : historical intrepretations ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The United States since 1945 historical interpretations ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[This text] gives students the opportunity to compare and contrast leading interpretations of key historical events and issues in recent American history. [It] is a collection of secondary readings on key topics in U.S. history since 1945. [It also includes the topics on the] current globalization and the events of 9/11. The reader is divided into three parts, covering 1945-1960, 1960-1974, and 1974 to the present. -http://www.booksinprint.com
Entering the atomic power race : science, industry, and government by Rebecca S Lowen ( )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Lowen, Rebecca, 1959-
Languages
English (13)
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