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  • Baldwin, Davarian L., author.
     
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    In the shadow of the ivory tower : how universities are plundering our cities / Davarian L. Baldwin.
    by Baldwin, Davarian L., author.
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    New York, New York : Bold Type Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, Limited Liability Company, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Incorporated, [2021]
    Subjects
  • Community and college -- United States.
  •  
  • Universities and colleges -- Economic aspects -- United States.
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  • Universities and colleges -- Social aspects -- United States.
  •  
  • Education, Higher -- Economic aspects -- United States.
  •  
  • Community development, Urban -- United States.
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    9781568588926
    1568588925
    9781568588919
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    vii, 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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    First edition.
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    Introduction: Chess moves on a checkerboard -- When universities swallow cities -- Rural college in a capitol city -- The schools that ate New York -- The "800-pound gargoyle" -- A "phoenix rising"? -- Epilogue: The ivory tower is dead!
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    American higher education is in crisis - costs continue to climb skyward while public funding is in decline. In response, university administrators have aimed to enrich their campuses and the surrounding areas with amenities to attract students and faculty, especially in urban areas where students can explore cities from the safety of the ivory tower. But what, then, becomes of the communities and cultures surrounding these campuses?... Historian Davarian L. Baldwin argues that urban universities have been key forces behind the gentrification of America's cities; in fact, urban planners have used the profitable high-tech high-density model of the university campus as a blueprint for the city as a whole. As a result, the Black and Latino communities that largely surrounded campuses are left especially vulnerable, at the mercy of skyrocketing property values, discriminatory campus police forces and the need for low-wage high education labor. Universities treating cities as their company towns, and catering to the whims of students for the sake of profit means that these longstanding communities are bulldozed over, metaphorically and literally... In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower is a wake-up call to the reality that higher education is no longer the ubiquitous public good it was once thought to be, and an urgent call for a more equitable relationship between American cities and universities. (Publisher)
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