In The Chosen, the Berkeley sociologist Jerome Karabel lifts the veil on a century of admission and exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. How did the. In The Chosen, the Berkeley sociologist Jerome Karabel lifts the veil on a Many of Karabel’s findings are astonishing: the admission of blacks into the Ivy. THE CHOSEN. The Hidden History of Admission and. Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. By Jerome Karabel. Illustrated. pp.
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References to this book Financing Public Universities: I think college presidents should read it, too. I asked her how she would get into a university and she waved her hand at me vaguely, oh grandma would fix things, maybe give a library or something she joked, being quite self-aware.
THE CHOSEN by Jerome Karabel | Kirkus Reviews
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But the admissions policies of elite universities have long been both tightly controlled and shrouded in secrecy. It’s more properly a story about America, and how we as a nation love our self-mythologization even as we become blind to the fictional and hypocritical elements of it. Who gets into what college, and why? It is really a study of sociology in the US, and how views have changed regarding race, religion, gender, and other differentiators.
The colleges’ tasks were and are hard, and the stakes were and are high in both practical and symbolic ways; it is Karabel’s greatest success that we readers don’t despise these schools overall, despite their many crimes against equality, liberty, and fraternity The Origins of Selective Admissions Other editions – View all The Chosen: Race being the great American obsession and often confused with religion being Jewish can be a minus point as they are over-represented according to some recru “It is no exaggeration to say that the current regime in elite college admissions has been far more successful in democratizing anxiety than opportunity.
The overall theme of so much of our country’s public policy having been shaped by institutions that at their core are mainly country clubs to provide networking opportunities for rich peoples’ children is also trenchant, and probably the most interesting of Karabel’s many threads – kafabel when he’s talking about the relationship between the top Ivies and very public, historically important families such as the Roosevelts.
Felix Frankfurterand often repeats major points from chapter to chapter without reference to having made them before. Money the Market Ethos and the Struggle for Position.
Reluctant Reform Comes to Yale. In other words, the initial reason why women got in the door was to prevent men from going to other schools that were co-ed. The Chosen is a fascinating study in American chsoen history. A landmark work of social and cultural history, The Chosen vividly reveals the changing dynamics of power and privilege in America over the past century. A salutary book to be reading after having survived the admissions process for one child and resting somewhat before preparing child 2.
Some of the little moments dinged around in my head for a long time: Jan 04, Dana marked it as to-read. He has now begun examining education at Princeton, Harvard, and Yale which he says will be the focus of his book beginning about Karabel also assumes thd with important personages that even a well-educated reader outside of a particular discipline may not be familiar with e.
Anita rated it really liked it Apr 16, Inclusion and the Persistence of Privilege How did the schools arrive at a highly subjective process that weighs academics, athleticism, lineage, class and character? Not cgosen off as a concept, though. July 28 – this is a long, long book. And what do those policies say about America?
The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton
Other editions – View all The Chosen: Any quibble I have with Karabel’s style or structure or editing is dwarfed by the irritation engendered by the practices revealed in this mesmerizing history. Jerome Karabel is a professor of sociology at the Th of California, Berkeley, and a senior fellow of the Longview Institute. Admissions men and administrators tended to use the word “neurotic” or “disgruntled” as code to describe the Jewish student.
Nov 26, Carl added it Shelves: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt- Education – pages. Full of colorful characters including Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, James Bryant Conant, and Kingman Brewsterit shows how the ferocious battles over admissions at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton shaped the American elite and bequeathed to us the peculiar system of college admissions that we have today.
Mar 05, Tara Brabazon rated it really liked it. Karabel’s strenuously detailed, sometimes repetitive examination of admissions policies at Ivy League schools shows that the history of America’s top universities is steeped in systematic There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
And it made me really grumpy, and everyone I talked to about it sure got tired of hearing my latest revelation: A landmark, revelatory history of admissions from to today—and how it shaped a nation The competition for a spot in the Ivy League—widely considered the ticket to success—is fierce and getting fiercer.
Be warned, it’s a history book.
For all these reasons and more, his writing can only be described as very inefficient, which makes getting the pertinent facts out of this book much more tedious than it needed to be.
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