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作者 Friedlander, Judith, 1944- author
書名 A light in dark times : the New School for Social Research and its University in Exile / Judith Friedlander
出版項 New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
國際標準書號 9780231180184 (hbk.)
0231180187 (hbk.)
9780231542579 (ebk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  LD3837 .F75 2019    在架上    30600020124450
 傅斯年圖書館    處理中  
說明 xvii, 457 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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附註 "Founded in 1919 in the name of academic freedom, the New School for Social Research quickly became a pioneer in adult education--what its first president, Alvin Johnson, called "the continuing education of the educated." During the 1920s, the New School became the place to go to hear famous people lecture on politics, the arts, and recent developments in new fields of inquiry such as anthropology and psychoanalysis. In 1933 Johnson opened the University in Exile within the New School, providing visas and jobs for nearly two hundred refugees fleeing Hitler. And through these exiled scholars, he re-created in miniature the great intellectual traditions of Europe's imperiled universities. In this book, Judith Friedlander reconstructs the history of the New School in the context of ongoing debates over academic freedom, intellectual dissidents, and democratic education. Against the backdrop of World War I and the first Red Scare, the Hitler years and McCarthyism, the student uprisings during the Vietnam War and the downfall of communism in Eastern Europe, Friedlander tells a dramatic story of academic, political, and financial struggle through brief sketches of New School administrators, faculty members, trustees, and students, among them Alvin Johnson and the political philosopher Hannah Arendt. As this unique educational institution prepares to celebrate its one hundredth anniversary, A Light in Dark Times offers a timely reflection on the New School's legacy, which can serve as an inspiration for the academic community today"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
The first founding moment -- Alvin Johnson and The New Republic -- Columbia University -- The idea takes shape -- The New School opens -- Alvin Johnson takes over -- The founding of the German University in Exile -- The University in Exile opens -- Ring the alarm -- Ecole Libre des Hautes Etudes -- Alvin Johnson retires -- The red scare -- The Orozco mural -- "The New School really isn't news any longer" -- "Save the school" -- The "new" New School -- Three doctoral programs at risk -- Rebuilding the Graduate Facility -- Rekindling the spirit
主題 New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) -- History
Johnson, Alvin Saunders, 1874-1971
Johnson, Alvin Saunders, 1874-1971. fast (OCoLC)fst00013295
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) fast (OCoLC)fst01799280
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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