The American-Style University at Large

The American-Style University at Large : Transplants, Outposts, and the Globalization of Higher Education

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The American-Style University at Large: Transplants, Outposts, and the Globalization of Higher Education is an edited collection by Kathryn L. Kleypas and James McDougall that analyzes the recent expansion of American universities overseas as well as the emergence of American-style universities in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The contributors examine the various ways that American models of higher learning have become instituted around the world and explore ways that these new configurations help to define the university as a force that organizes, develops, and controls methods of education, knowledge, power, and more

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  • Hardback | 326 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 952.54g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739150200
  • 9780739150207
  • 1,729,405

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Anyone interested in the future of higher education, the politics of teaching, globalization and its cultural impact, or the changing nature of universities (whether 'American-style' or not) will find this book an important read. The essays compiled provide extremely rigorous information and analysis about some of the most pressing issues concerning the future of what used to be known as 'liberal education.' Indeed, the book's timeliness consistently surprises, whether dealing directly with the politics of the Middle East, Asia, or the ongoing economic crisis and its impact on the university system. This should be an important book read by educators, scholars, and those concerned with critical thought. Indeed, what ties the various contributions together remains a concern with the highest ideals of education in the face of dark political and economic times. -- David Anshen, The University of Texas-Pan American Numerous studies have engaged the question of the globalization of U.S. higher education, but this landmark volume is the first to gather essays from scholars who have worked in institutions from around the world that specifically model themselves on 'American-style' universities. This book merits careful reading by anyone interested in the future of higher education. -- Donald E. Pease Jr., Ted and Helen Geisel Chair of the Humanities at Dartmouthshow more

About Kathryn L. Kleypas

Kathryn L. Kleypas and James McDougall are professors at an American-style university overseas. Contributions by: Mary A Goodwin, Kathryn Kleypas, Eng-Beng Lim, James McDougall, Patrick McGreevy, Walter Mignolo, John W. Mullen, Yulia Pushkarevskaya Naughton, Mary Queen, Andrew Ross, Mark Schaub, Malini Johar Schueller, Filitsa Sofianou-Mullen, Mary Ann Tetreault, Ting Man Tsaoshow more

Table of contents

List of Figures Acknowledgments Introduction, James I. McDougall Mapping the American-Style University Chapter 1, "Globalization and the Geopolitics of Knowledge: The Role of the Humanities in the Corporate University," Walter Mignolo Chapter 2, "American-Style Higher Education and the People of the Middle East," Patrick McGreevy Chapter 3, "Soft Power Goes Abroad: The Transplant University as a Western Outpost in the Arab Gulf States," Mary Ann Tetreault Chapter 4, "Out of the Open Admissions Contexts: Transplanting a "Clean" American Community College Model to Postcolonial Hong Kong," Ting Man Tsao Chapter 5, "The Modern Knowledge Worker in the Global U: An Interview with Andrew Ross," James I. McDougall and Kathryn L. Kleypas Performing the American-Style University Chapter 6, "Performing the Global University," Eng-Beng Lim Chapter 7, "Notes on Non-Places and the Localization of the Global American-Style University," James I. McDougall Chapter 8, "Nostalgia, Performance, and Pedagogy in the American-Style University," Kathryn L. Kleypas Chapter 9, "Rhetorics of Diversity and Difference: Branding an American-Style University in the Arabian Gulf," Mary Queen Chapter 10, "A Neocolonialist Invader or a Postmodern Exile?: the American-Style University in the 'Desert of the Real,'" Yulia Pushkarevskaya Naughton Disciplining American Studies and English in the American-Style University Chapter 11, "The Borders and Limits of American Studies: A Picture from Beirut," Malini Johar Schueller Chapter 12, "Beyond These Shores: An Argument for Internationalizing Composition," Mark Schaub Chapter 13, "Running Dogs and English Gods: New Challenges for Taiwan's English Departments," Mary Goodwin Chapter 14, "Critical Thinking, Critical Writing in Composition Courses at the American University in Bulgaria," Filitsa Sofianou-Mullen and John W. Mullen Conclusion, Kathryn L. Kleypas Indexshow more