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Anti-intellectual representations of American colleges and universities

Label
Anti-intellectual representations of American colleges and universities
Title
Anti-intellectual representations of American colleges and universities
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores popular media depictions of higher education from an American perspective. Each chapter in this book investigates the portrait of higher education in an exciting array of media--including novels, television, film, comic books, and video games--revealing the ways anti-intellectualism manifests through time. Examining a wide range of narratives, the authors in this book provide incisive commentary on the role of the university as well as the life of students, faculty, and staff in fictional college campuses
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
791.436557
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB2300-2799.3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Higher education and society
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  • Education
  • Education, Higher
Label
Anti-intellectual representations of American colleges and universities
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Contributors; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Cultivating Anti-intellectualism in the Fictional University; Media's Influence and Higher Education; The Purpose of the Book and Anti-intellectualism; The Structure of the Book; Notes; References; Chapter 2: Humor in Academic Fiction: From Subtle Satire to LMAO; A Shaky Start; Hitting Their Stride; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 3: From Superman to Squirrel Girl: Higher Education in Comic Books, 1938-2015; A Brief History of Higher Education and Comic Books; "Comic" Higher Education Institutions
  • (Fill in the Blank) Goes to CollegeComic Book Students; Comic Book Professors; Higher Education Comic Books and Gender; Higher Education Comic Books and Race; Anti-intellectualism in Comic Colleges; Notes; References; Chapter 4: Video Games and Anti-intellectualism: Higher Education in Modern Video Games; Defining Anti-intellectualism; Game Selection; Anti-intellectualism and Video Games; Institutionalizing Higher Education in Games; Higher Education Characters; Conclusion; Note; References; Chapter 5: The Prism of Hollywood: Depictions of Racial Diversity in College Films
  • Why Diversity Matters?Why Depictions of Diversity Matter?; The Selection of Films; 1970s: Welcoming Race to the Party; 1980s: Race to Campus; 1990s: One Big "Happy" Campus; 2000s: Past Meets Present; 2010s: Race Revisited; Diversity and Anti-intellectualism; Notes; References; Chapter 6: Titillation, Murder, and Romance: Hollywood's Objectification of Women College Students; Objectification to Advance Anti-intellectualism; Film Selection and Inclusion; College Women in Film; Titillating Comedy; Victimization in Horror and Slasher Films; Happily Ever After; Change over Time?
  • Implications for Real College WomenThe Role for Success: Superwoman; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 7: Developing a Bad Reputation: The Emergence of Student Affairs in College Novels; College Novels and Student Affairs; The Emergence of Student Affairs in Fiction; Student Affairs Administrators as Victorian Disciplinarians; College Students and Student Affairs Administrators; Allies and Antagonists; A Reputation Established; References; Chapter 8: Behind Their Books: Faculty, Social Values, and the Symbol of the Book in American Film, 1930-1950
  • Into the Screening Room: Describing the FilmsThe Symbol of the Book; "Face Value"; "Circle of Distrust"; "The Inhuman Condition"; Concluding Thoughts; Notes; References; Chapter 9: Anti-intellectualism and Faculty: Representations of the Prime-Time Professoriate; Perspectives of Anti-intellectualism; Anti-intellectualism in Prime-Time Television; Anti-rationalism; Anti-elitism; Unreflective Instrumentalism; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 10: Concluding Thoughts on Media Representations of Higher Education: Anti-­intellectualism and Other Themes; Revisiting Fictional Higher Education
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137570048
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-57004-8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn971040897
Label
Anti-intellectual representations of American colleges and universities
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Contributors; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Cultivating Anti-intellectualism in the Fictional University; Media's Influence and Higher Education; The Purpose of the Book and Anti-intellectualism; The Structure of the Book; Notes; References; Chapter 2: Humor in Academic Fiction: From Subtle Satire to LMAO; A Shaky Start; Hitting Their Stride; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 3: From Superman to Squirrel Girl: Higher Education in Comic Books, 1938-2015; A Brief History of Higher Education and Comic Books; "Comic" Higher Education Institutions
  • (Fill in the Blank) Goes to CollegeComic Book Students; Comic Book Professors; Higher Education Comic Books and Gender; Higher Education Comic Books and Race; Anti-intellectualism in Comic Colleges; Notes; References; Chapter 4: Video Games and Anti-intellectualism: Higher Education in Modern Video Games; Defining Anti-intellectualism; Game Selection; Anti-intellectualism and Video Games; Institutionalizing Higher Education in Games; Higher Education Characters; Conclusion; Note; References; Chapter 5: The Prism of Hollywood: Depictions of Racial Diversity in College Films
  • Why Diversity Matters?Why Depictions of Diversity Matter?; The Selection of Films; 1970s: Welcoming Race to the Party; 1980s: Race to Campus; 1990s: One Big "Happy" Campus; 2000s: Past Meets Present; 2010s: Race Revisited; Diversity and Anti-intellectualism; Notes; References; Chapter 6: Titillation, Murder, and Romance: Hollywood's Objectification of Women College Students; Objectification to Advance Anti-intellectualism; Film Selection and Inclusion; College Women in Film; Titillating Comedy; Victimization in Horror and Slasher Films; Happily Ever After; Change over Time?
  • Implications for Real College WomenThe Role for Success: Superwoman; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 7: Developing a Bad Reputation: The Emergence of Student Affairs in College Novels; College Novels and Student Affairs; The Emergence of Student Affairs in Fiction; Student Affairs Administrators as Victorian Disciplinarians; College Students and Student Affairs Administrators; Allies and Antagonists; A Reputation Established; References; Chapter 8: Behind Their Books: Faculty, Social Values, and the Symbol of the Book in American Film, 1930-1950
  • Into the Screening Room: Describing the FilmsThe Symbol of the Book; "Face Value"; "Circle of Distrust"; "The Inhuman Condition"; Concluding Thoughts; Notes; References; Chapter 9: Anti-intellectualism and Faculty: Representations of the Prime-Time Professoriate; Perspectives of Anti-intellectualism; Anti-intellectualism in Prime-Time Television; Anti-rationalism; Anti-elitism; Unreflective Instrumentalism; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 10: Concluding Thoughts on Media Representations of Higher Education: Anti-­intellectualism and Other Themes; Revisiting Fictional Higher Education
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137570048
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-57004-8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn971040897

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