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Sociology of Higher Education

Contributions and Their Contexts

In this volume, Patricia Gumport and other leading scholars examine the sociology of higher education as it has evolved since the publication of Burton Clark's foundational article in 1973. They trace diverse conceptual and empirical developments along several major lines of specialization and analyze the ways in which wider societal and institutional changes in higher education have influenced this vital field of study.

In her own chapters, Gumport identifies the factors that constrain or facilitate the field's development, including different intellectual legacies and professional contexts for faculty in sociology and in education. She also considers prospects for the future legitimacy and vitality of the field.

Featuring extensive reviews of the literature, this volume will be invaluable for scholars and students of sociology and higher education.

About the Author

Patricia J. Gumport is a professor of education, the vice-provost for graduate education, and the director of the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research at Stanford University. She is coeditor of the fourth edition of American Higher Education in the Twenty-first Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges and In Defense of American Higher Education, both published by Johns Hopkins.

Reviews

"The book is outstanding in two respects: it presents a comprehensive state of the field, and it explores the role of sociological research in guiding higher education practice... Summing Up: Essential."

- Choice

"Unique in its genre... provides an analytical survey of the work accomplished in the sociology of higher education since the inception of this subfield, as well as suggesting directions for future research."

- Anne Friederike Delouis - Reflecting Education

Endorsements

"A welcome and useful contribution to the fields of sociology and education. It stands alone in its treatment of a number of important sociological dimensions that define what might be understood as an agenda for sociological inquiry in higher education. The editor has been truthful to her subject and has rightly recognized the challenges inherent in the development and promotion of such an endeavor."

- Scott Thomas, Institute for Higher Education, University of Georgia

"Patricia Gumport is to be lauded for her intellectual leadership in a creative and definitive account of the evolution of an important subfield of sociology. This work presents all the authority but none of the turgidity of a major handbook."

- Neil J. Smelser, University of California, Berkeley

"This volume intelligently links past and future. Burton Clark has played a central role in defining the contours of the sociology of higher education. This collection of essays honors and amplifies his legacy but goes beyond Clark's early insights to identify promising new lines of inquiry."

- W. Richard Scott, Stanford University

"Sociology of Higher Education affords a lofty vantage point from which to view the vibrant intersection of sociology and higher education. Patricia Gumport has assembled an impressive array of scholars. Their dozen chapters, taken together, update Burton Clark's pioneering survey of the field and provide timely, authoritative overviews of the field's component parts."

- Jack H. Schuster, Claremont Graduate University
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Other Titles by Patricia J. Gumport

Academic Fault Lines

Patricia J. Gumport
Jul 2019 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century, fourth edition

edited by Michael N. Bastedo, Philip G. Altbach, and Patricia J. Gumport
Mar 2016 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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In Defense of American Higher Education

edited by Philip G. Altbach, Patricia J. Gumport, D. Bruce Johnstone
Apr 2003 - The Johns Hopkins University Press
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Other Titles in EDUCATION / Higher

Connecting in the Online Classroom

Rebecca A. Glazier
Dec 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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The Costs of Completion

Robin G. Isserles
Dec 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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Preventing Crises at Your University

Simon Barker
Nov 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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Connecting in the Online Classroom

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Dec 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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The Costs of Completion

Robin G. Isserles
Dec 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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Preventing Crises at Your University

Simon Barker
Nov 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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