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American Academic Culture in Transformation:
Fifty Years, Four Disciplines
Edited by Thomas Bender & Carl E. Schorske
With a preface by Stephen R. Graubard

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Foreword by Stephen Graubard vii
Acknowledgments xi
INTRODUCTION Thomas Bender and Carl E. Schorske 3
PART I HISTORICAL CONTEXT
Thomas Bender Politics, Intellect, and the American University, 1945-1995 17
PART II TRAJECTORIES OF INTRA-DISCIPLINARY CHANGE: PARTICIPANT PERSPECTIVES
ECONOMICS
Robert M. Solow How Did Economics Get That Way and What Way Did It Get? 57
David M. Kreps Economics--The Current Position 77
William J. Barber Reconfigurations in American Academic Economics: A General Practitioner's Perspective 105
ENGLISH
M. H. Abrams The Transformation of English Studies, 1930-1995 123
Catherine Gallagher The History of Literary Criticism 151
Jose David Saldivar Tracking English and American Literary and Cultural Criticism 173
PHILOSOPHY
Hilary Putnam A Half Century of Philosophy, Viewed From Within 193
Alexander Nehamas Trends in Recent American Philosophy 227
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Charles E. Lindblom Political Science in the 1940s and 1950s 243
Rogers M. Smith Still Blowing in the Wind: The American Quest for a Democratic, Scientific Political Science 271
PART III INTER-DISCIPLINARY COMPARISONS: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
Carl E. Schorske The New Rigorism in the Human Sciences, 1940-1960 309
Ira Katznelson From the Street to the Lecture Hall: The 1960s 331
David A. Hollinger The Disciplines and the Identity Debates, 1970-1995 353

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