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Generation at the crossroads : [electronic resource] apathy and action on the American campus / Paul Rogat Loeb.

By: Loeb, Paul Rogat, 1952-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1994Description: vi, 458 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0813521440; 9780813521442.Subject(s): College students -- Political activity -- United States | Student movements -- United States | Politics -- United States | Students | Universities -- United States | Studenten | Maatschappij | Étudiants -- États-Unis -- Activité politique | Mouvements étudiants -- États-Unis | Étudiants -- États-Unis -- AttitudesDDC classification: 378.1/981 Other classification: 81.80 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
Introduction: Beyond the myths -- I'm not that kind of person: You make your own chances : wealth as an educational goal. You don't have a say : individualism as survival. I feel a little fearful : the reluctance to speak. The right kind of friends : climbing the economic ladder. America on the slide : coping with decline. Divied loyalties : making it from the bottom -- The broken connection : history and memory. An unsentimental education : ethical detachment in the classroom. I;ll work from within : involvement deferred. Diminished dreams : shaping a culture of retreat -- I had to take a stand: A stake in the future. Fighting for the land : farm activism returns. Greeks for peace : social concern on fraternity row. Crossing the line : the genesis of student activists. A house still divided : the campus politics of race. The world of the activists : communities of concern. Tangible fruits : the community service movement. Shades of green : the tree huggers and the politicos -- World in motion: Uncertain times. Coming back to concern : the resurgence of student involvement. I don't want to be a biscuit babe : the CUNY strikes. Whose history, whose voice : the politics of political correctness. Sustaining the vision : every generation changes the world.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-437) and index.

Introduction: Beyond the myths -- bk. 1. I'm not that kind of person: 1. You make your own chances : wealth as an educational goal. 2. You don't have a say : individualism as survival. 3. I feel a little fearful : the reluctance to speak. 4. The right kind of friends : climbing the economic ladder. 5. America on the slide : coping with decline. 6. Divied loyalties : making it from the bottom -- 7. The broken connection : history and memory. 8. Spitting on soldiers? : Vietnam revisited. 9. An unsentimental education : ethical detachment in the classroom. 10. I;ll work from within : involvement deferred. 11. Diminished dreams : shaping a culture of retreat -- bk. 2. I had to take a stand: Introduction. A stake in the future. 12. Fighting for the land : farm activism returns. 13. Greeks for peace : social concern on fraternity row. 14. Crossing the line : the genesis of student activists. 15. A house still divided : the campus politics of race. 16. The world of the activists : communities of concern. 17. Tangible fruits : the community service movement. 18. Shades of green : the tree huggers and the politicos -- bk. 3. World in motion: Introduction. Uncertain times. 19. Coming back to concern : the resurgence of student involvement. 20. I don't want to be a biscuit babe : the CUNY strikes. 21. Whose history, whose voice : the politics of political correctness. 22. Sustaining the vision : every generation changes the world.

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