American Places : In Search of the Twenty-first Century Campus (Hardcover)

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

American Places calls for campuses to be designed, not only to heighten the quality of the learning experience, but also as working demonstrations of ways in which places everywhere can be transformed into more healthy, humane, civic environments. For the college campus, "place" should mean much more than geography and physical setting. It represents the sum of the experiences, activities, events, and memories that occur within the campus boundaries. Today, American institutions of higher education are devoting renewed attention to the question of how the quality and character of place can support their goals. In doing so, campus communities are seeking to reclaim psychological ground that was lost in the decades after World War II, when the traditional virtues of campus coherence, human scale, and place distinction were overtaken by explosive growth in attendance and the growing prevalence of automobiles. The quest to make better places of college campuses has a critical practical dimension, Chapman maintains: it bolsters student and faculty recruitment, and it improves donor support in an increasingly competitive environment. But behind the pragmatic concerns lies the recognition of place as the all-important bridge between institutional traditions and the societal changes that higher education institutions must address in the new century to maintain their currency as important American places. The campus setting binds the memories of generations, giving it the perceived attribute of timelessness. American Places is a plea: that 21st-century American campuses will collectively adopt an ethic of place supported by principles of sustainability, authenticity, and community.

Specifications

Publisher Praeger Pub Text
Mfg Part# 9780275985233
SKU 202280792
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0275985237
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0224
Publisher Praeger Publishers

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
VNHM SHOP $68.57 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
UnbeatableSale $67.34 + $2.75 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
Brand New! 30 day money back guarantee.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
University Bookstore $105.18 + $5.98 shipping
Condition: Used-Good
In Stock
Ships with Tracking Number! 30 day returns. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! 6k 0275985237
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
loading
$68.57 + free shipping
Rakuten Super Points Earn 69 ($0.69) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Get this item for
(price with shipping)
(redeem points)
Format: Hardcover
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  VNHM SHOP
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; Rakuten.com meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back* Sitewide with Promo Code Rewardme *See page for details
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT