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Creating the Cold War University The Transformation of Stanford

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ISBN-10: 0520205413

ISBN-13: 9780520205413

Edition: 1997

Authors: Rebecca S. Lowen

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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 created by military patrons on the one hand and academic scientists on the other and points instead to the crucial role played by university administrators in making their universities dependent upon military, foundation, and industrial patronage. Contesting the view that the "federal grant university" originated with the outpouring of federal support for science after the war, Lowen shows how the Depression had put financial pressure on…    
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Book details

List price: $63.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 7/1/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English