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Higher Education and Society

Anti-Intellectual Representations of American Colleges and Universities

Fictional Higher Education

Editors: Tobolowsky, Barbara, Reynolds, Pauline J. (Eds.)

  • Provides the first comprehensive exploration of the fictional representation of higher education in a range of media, including print, television, film, and online texts
  • Sheds light on the key findings that support the claim that popular depictions do affect student beliefs
  • Presents the work of a group of scholars from diverse backgrounds in higher education and media 
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About this book

This book explores popular media depictions of higher education from an American perspective. Each chapter in this book investigates the portrait of higher education in an exciting array of media--including novels, television, film, comic books, and video games--revealing the ways anti-intellectualism manifests through time. Examining a wide range of narratives, the authors in this book provide incisive commentary on the role of the university as well as the life of students, faculty, and staff in fictional college campuses.

About the authors

Barbara F. Tobolowsky is Associate Professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. She has published on media representations in the Journal of Marketing for Higher Education (2014) and the International Journal of Educational Advancement (2006), among others.  
Pauline J. Reynolds is Associate Professor of Higher Education in the Graduate Department of Leadership and Counseling at the University of Redlands, USA. Her research focuses on representations of higher education in popular culture and media. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Cultivating Anti-intellectualism in the Fictional University

    Tobolowsky, Barbara F.

    Pages 1-13

  • Humor in Academic Fiction: From Subtle Satire to LMAO

    Anderson, Christian K. (et al.)

    Pages 15-32

  • From Superman to Squirrel Girl: Higher Education in Comic Books, 1938–2015

    Reynolds, Pauline J.

    Pages 33-54

  • Video Games and Anti-intellectualism: Higher Education in Modern Video Games

    Lozano, Jon M.

    Pages 55-79

  • The Prism of Hollywood: Depictions of Racial Diversity in College Films

    Donahoo, Saran (et al.)

    Pages 81-100

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57004-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57003-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anti-Intellectual Representations of American Colleges and Universities
Book Subtitle
Fictional Higher Education
Editors
  • Barbara Tobolowsky
  • Pauline J. Reynolds
Series Title
Higher Education and Society
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57004-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57004-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57003-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 207
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