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John Aldrich


At the turn of the twentieth century, colleges and universities in the United States (and in many other places) were convulsed with change, a change induced by the creation of the modern set of academic disciplines. Their emergence at that time fundamentally altered how universities were constructed and how they did their business. It is the model on which the academy of the twenty-first century operates. Very shortly after the creation of the disciplinary-based academy, pressures began to build, both in the academy and in the society that looked to the academy to help solve pressing social pr ... More

Keywords: interdisciplinary, disciplines, research, teaching, academic

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199331345
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331345.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Aldrich, editor
Duke University

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