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Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Gregory Starrett

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209268
eISBN:
9780520919303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209268.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The development of mass education and the mass media have transformed the Islamic tradition in contemporary Egypt and the wider Muslim world. This book focuses on the historical interplay of power ... More


Tobacco

Stephanie Zaza, Peter A. Briss, and Kate W. Harris

in The Guide to Community Preventive Services: What works to promote health?

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195151091
eISBN:
9780199864973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151091.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter summarizes the conclusions and recommendations from the Task Force on interventions to reduce the initiation of tobacco use, to increase tobacco use cessation, and to reduce the exposure ... More


The Alfredian Project and its Aftermath: Rethinking the Literary History of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries: Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture

MALCOLM GODDEN

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264584
eISBN:
9780191734069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about the Alfredian project and its aftermath delivered by the author at the 2008 Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture held at the British Academy. It ... More


The Progressive Policy of the Government

Gregory Starrett

in Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209268
eISBN:
9780520919303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209268.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter outlines Egypt's response to the professionalization of teaching and educational administration during the twentieth century. It takes a look at how the expansion of schooling as a ... More


New Languages and Landscapes

Peter Scott

in New Languages and Landscapes of Higher Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198787082
eISBN:
9780191829154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787082.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the balance between continuity and change in higher education in the United Kingdom (and more generally)—and also the balance between deeper structural social, economic, and ... More


Literacy for All: Ummiyya, Arabic, and the Public Good

Hoda A. Yousef

in Composing Egypt: Reading, Writing, and the Emergence of a Modern Nation, 1870-1930

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797115
eISBN:
9780804799218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797115.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the impact and implications of public literacies, particularly as the concept of illiteracyevolved from a term with positive connotations to one associated with social ... More


Student Participation in the Twenty-first Century: Mass or Universal Systems?

Jim Gallacher and Gareth Parry

in New Languages and Landscapes of Higher Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198787082
eISBN:
9780191829154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787082.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter considers the continuing relevance of Martin Trow’s analysis of the transition from elite to mass higher education. It considers how the landscapes of higher education have been changing ... More


Writing for New Literates in the Chinese Countryside

Kate Merkel-Hess

in The Rural Modern: Reconstructing the Self and State in Republican China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226383279
eISBN:
9780226383309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226383309.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Mass Education Movement (MEM), led by Yale and Princeton-educated Yan Yangchu (James Yen), created a genre of literature for rural “new literates” that presented a vision of a reformed ... More


From Educator to Creditor in Chief: The American Presidency, Higher Education, and the Student Loan Industry

Elizabeth Tandy Shermer

in The President and American Capitalism Since 1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056524
eISBN:
9780813053455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056524.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

American higher education expanded significantly in the economic boom years following the Second World War. The federal government underwrote the growth of these institutions as providers of mass ... More


School and the Production of Consuming Women

Sanyu A. Mojola

in "Love, Money, and HIV": Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520280939
eISBN:
9780520958500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280939.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 5 shows how girls are produced as consuming women in the institutional context of school by exploring the complicated role of school in young women’s lives. The chapter begins with a ... More


On Reshaping the University for the Twenty-First Century

Amikam Nachmani

in Jacob Talmon: Combining histories and presents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085727
eISBN:
9781781704844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085727.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The present academic world in the western world as well as in other places faces cardinal challenges and risks. Humanities in particular cope with extremely difficult times. Our chapter discusses the ... More


Introduction

Flora L. F. Kan

in Hong Kong's Chinese History Curriculum from 1945: Politics and Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789622098367
eISBN:
9789888180264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098367.003.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter is an introduction to the book that provides an overview of the development of the Chinese History curriculum which has been so greatly influenced by social and political factors.


Titles and entitlements: why ‘University’?

Thomas Docherty

in The new treason of the intellectuals: Can the University survive?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526132741
eISBN:
9781526138965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526132741.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Education involves the search for good judgment, and thus also institutes the principles of criticism. It does this in the interests of extending the range of human possibilities and in extending and ... More


Institutions Encouraging Competition, Instrumentalism, and Meaningless Research

Mats Alvesson, Yiannis Gabriel, and Roland Paulsen

in Return to Meaning: A Social Science with Something to Say

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198787099
eISBN:
9780191829161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787099.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The rise of mass education has led to mass research—quantity dominates quality. A ruthless institutional competition for status, plus academics pushing to get published in the ‘right’, ... More


: Social Medicine

in Mixed Medicines: Health and Culture in French Colonial Cambodia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226031637
eISBN:
9780226031651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031651.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes public health, mass education, and the colonial shift toward population health and away from individual health. The increased interest in social medicine and eugenics in 1930s ... More


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Florian Coulmas

in Guardians of Language: Twenty Voices Through History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736523
eISBN:
9780191818646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736523.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi did more than anyone else to lower the curtain on the British Raj. In his writings he emphasized love and respect for Indian languages, stressed their importance for mass ... More


Language, dialect, and the general public—or how not to popularize knowledge

Raf Van Rooy

in Language or Dialect?: The History of a Conceptual Pair

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198845713
eISBN:
9780191880865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845713.003.0023
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Chapter 23 explores the modern popularization of the language / dialect distinction, gathering steam in the last decades of the nineteenth century, when the standard language ideologies of ... More


The YMCA and the Gospel for the Urban Elite

Thomas H. Reilly

in Saving the Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190929503
eISBN:
9780190929534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190929503.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

The YMCA was one of the most influential organizations in Chinese society during the time of the republic. Its membership was recruited from the urban elite, chiefly the industrial, commercial, and ... More


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