Join our Email List Berghahn Books Logo

berghahn New York · Oxford

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Instagram
Browse
Neoliberalizing Diversity in Liberal Arts College Life

View Table of Contents


Series
Volume 6

Higher Education in Critical Perspective: Practices and Policies



See Related
Education Journals

Email Newsletters

Sign up for our email newsletters to get customized updates on new Berghahn publications.

Click here to select your preferences

Neoliberalizing Diversity in Liberal Arts College Life

Bonnie Urciuoli

308 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-176-9 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Published (February 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80073-177-6 eBook


View Cart Your country: - edit   Buy the eBook! $34.95info on epub format Request a Review or Examination Copy (in Digital Format) Recommend to your Library Available in GOBI®

Reviews

“Urciuoli, a leading scholar in linguistic anthropology, quite brilliantly deploys linguistic anthropological theory to reveal how “diversity” is produced in college branding processes. The analysis brings to light quite vividly and powerfully exactly what this branding effectively masks, namely the deep disjuncture between the “diversity” imagined in promotional images of campus life and the everyday lived experiences of racialization among black and brown students and faculty in these institutions.” • Kathleen Hall, University of Pennsylvania

Description

As neoliberalism has expanded from corporations to higher education, the notion of “diversity” is increasingly seen as the contribution of individuals to an organization. By focusing on one liberal arts college, author Bonnie Urciuoli shows how schools market themselves as “diverse” communities to which all members contribute. She explores how students of color are recruited, how their lives are institutionally organized, and how they provide the faces, numbers, and stories that represent schools as diverse. In doing so, she finds that unlike students’ routine experiences of racism or other social differences, neoliberal diversity is mainly about improving schools’ images.

Bonnie Urciuoli is Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Hamilton College. She has published extensively on linguistic and cultural anthropology, specializing in public discourses on race, class, and language, particularly the discursive construction of diversity in U.S. higher education. Most recently, she is the editor of The Experience of Neoliberal Education (2018, Berghahn Books).

Subject: Educational Studies Anthropology (General) Sociology
Area: North America


Contents

Download ToC (PDF)

Back to Top



Library Recommendation Form

Dear Librarian,

I would like to recommend Neoliberalizing Diversity in Liberal Arts College Life for the library. Please include it in your next purchasing review with my strong recommendation. The RRP is: $145.00

I recommend this title for the following reasons:

BENEFIT FOR THE LIBRARY: This book will be a valuable addition to the library's collection.

REFERENCE: I will refer to this book for my research/teaching work.

STUDENT REFERRAL: I will regularly refer my students to the book to assist their studies.

OWN AFFILIATION: I am an editor/contributor to this book or another book in the Series (where applicable) and/or on the Editorial Board of the Series, of which this volume is part.