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Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University

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ISBN-10: 0226109224

ISBN-13: 9780226109220

Edition: 2007

Authors: William Clark

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Tracing the transformation of early modern academics into modern researchers from the Renaissance to Romanticism, Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University reconsiders the conditions of knowledge production in the modern world. William Clark argues that the research university developed in response to market forces and bureaucracy, producing a new kind of academic whose goal was to establish originality and achieve fame through publication. Drawing on an astonishing wealth of research, he investigates the origins and evolving fixtures of academic life: the lecture catalogue, the library catalog, the grading system, the conduct of oral and written exams, the roles of conversation and the writing of research papers in seminars, the writing and oral defense of the doctoral dissertation, the ethos of "lecturing with applause" and "publish or perish," and the role of reviews and rumor. This is a grand, ambitious book that should be required reading for every academic. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 668
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Prologue
Charisma and Rationalization
Tradition, Rationalization, Charisma: On the Dominion of the Author and the Legible
The Lecture Catalogue
The Lecture and the Disputation
The Examination
The Research Seminar
The Doctor of Philosophy
The Appointment of a Professor
The Library Catalogue
Narrative, Conversation, Reputation: On the Ineluctability of the Voice and the Oral
Academic Babble and Ministerial Machinations
Ministerial Hearing and Academic Commodification
Academic Voices and the Ghost in the Machine
Epilogue
The Research University and Beyond
Notes
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Acknowledgements
Index