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The Academic Market Place


reviewed by Melvin M. Tumin - 1959

coverTitle: The Academic Market Place
Author(s): Theodore Caplow, Reece J. McGee
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This is sure to be among the most frequently misquoted books published last year or any year. For the authors and the publisher have taken considerable pains to see to it that if the reader's eye catches nothing else, it will be trapped and held by a series of bold-face-type quotations right out of the mouths of the professors themselves. And while most of these quotations make the professors look ridiculous, many of them simply cannot be accurate in the form in which they are presented and out of the contexts from which they have been selected. Since the authors themselves have done such an illustrious job of misquoting they are not entitled to much indignation if others follow suit. And follow suit they will, of course. The fact is that many Americans feel bitterly inferior to intellectuals, and especially resent those who are safely ensconced in Academia. Above all, men... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 60 Number 7, 1959, p. 348-348
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4377, Date Accessed: 10/14/2019 9:36:23 AM

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