Passing on the right : conservative professors in the progressive university
Shields, Jon A., author.

Passing on the right : conservative professors in the progressive university

Shields, Jon A., author.


Personal Author
Shields, Jon A., author.

Physical Description
xii, 241 pages ; 25 cm

Part I. The politics of conservative professors. The conservative minority -- The Republican Party and its discontents -- Part II. Life in the progressive university. The bias debate -- Closeted conservatives -- Open conservatism and its challenges -- The limits of liberalism -- Part III. Should we care? The consequences of a progressive professoriate -- Epilogue : Affirmative action for conservatives?

Shields and Dunn shed light on the hidden world of conservative professors through 153 interviews. Most conservative professors told them that the university is a far more tolerant place than its right-wing critics imagine. Many, in fact, first turned right in the university itself, while others say they feel more at home in academia than in the Republican Party. Even so, being a conservative in the progressive university can be challenging. Many professors admit to closeting themselves prior to tenure by passing as liberals.

Subject Term
College teachers -- Political activity -- United States.
College teaching -- Political aspects -- United States.
Conservatism -- United States.
Right and left (Political science)

Added Author
Dunn, Joshua M.,

LibraryMaterial TypeItem BarcodeCall NumberShelf LocationStatus
University LibraryBook0351567LB2331.72 .S55 2016Central Campus LibraryCentral Campus Library