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Sport and the Neoliberal University

Profit, Politics, and Pedagogy

Rutgers University Press

Focusing on current issues, including the NCAA, Title IX, recruitment of high school athletes, and the Penn State scandal, among others, Sport and the Neoliberal University shows the different ways institutions, individuals, and corporations are interacting with university athletics in ways that are profoundly shaped by neoliberal ideologies.  

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Poison in the Ivy

Race Relations and the Reproduction of Inequality on Elite College Campuses

Rutgers University Press


Poison in the Ivy examines college students in the U.S.’s upper-echelon of higher education to identify how young elites interact with one another, how these social interactions influence their views of race and inequality, and how these views and interactions may contribute to broader racial inequalities in society. 
 

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Mothering by Degrees

Single Mothers and the Pursuit of Postsecondary Education

Rutgers University Press

In Mothering by Degrees, Jillian Duquaine-Watson shows how single mothers pursuing college degrees must navigate a difficult course as they attempt to reconcile their identities as single moms, college students, and in many cases, employees. They also negotiate a balance between what they think, and what society is telling them, and how that affects their choices to go to college. 
 

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Investigating Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Theory and Practice across Disciplines

Rutgers University Press

Universities in North America and Europe increasingly provide financial incentives to encourage collaboration between faculty in different disciplines, based on the premise that this yields more innovative and sophisticated research. Drawing from a wealth of empirical data, the contributors to Investigating Interdisciplinary Collaboration put that theory to the test. What they find reveals how interdisciplinarity is not living up to its potential, but also suggests how universities might foster more genuinely collaborative and productive research. Chapter 10 is available Open Access here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK395883/.

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Investigating Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Theory and Practice across Disciplines

Rutgers University Press

Universities in North America and Europe increasingly provide financial incentives to encourage collaboration between faculty in different disciplines, based on the premise that this yields more innovative and sophisticated research. Drawing from a wealth of empirical data, the contributors to Investigating Interdisciplinary Collaboration put that theory to the test. What they find reveals how interdisciplinarity is not living up to its potential, but also suggests how universities might foster more genuinely collaborative and productive research. Chapter 10 is available Open Access here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK395883/.

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A New Deal for the Humanities

Liberal Arts and the Future of Public Higher Education

Rutgers University Press

A New Deal for the Humanities brings together twelve prominent scholars who shed light on the many concerns swirling around the humanities today—exploring the history of the liberal arts in America, their present state, and their future direction. The volume focuses on public higher education, for it is in our state schools that the liberal arts are taught to the greatest numbers, where the decline of those fields would be most damaging, and where their strength is most threatened.

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