Education: The Organization Scholar

Does the Academic Procession sometimes resemble an Oklahoma land rush for prestige and pay, with an unseemly flapping of gowns and gums as scholars jostle for position? In a book that seems likely to make the organization scholar a notorious subspecies of the herd-running Organization Man, Sociologists Theodore Cap-low and Reece J. McGee examine the rush as it is run at ten unnamed major universities. The authors of The Academic Marketplace (Basic Books; $4.95) find schools and scholars ridden with intrigue and lustful for prestige, often indifferent to teaching and scholarship.

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