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Introduction

KENNETH E. LEWIS

in Beneath the Ivory Tower

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034225
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039602 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034225.003.0001
Introduction

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This book focuses on problems related to more specific issues, such as the nature of student life and accommodations, architectural form and function, medical ethics, sanitary reforms, social control, “forbidden” activities, the construction of sport facilities, and the power of images of the past in constructing present reality. The scale of the inquiry does not equate with the significance of its results. The book explores different aspects of the academic past through an examination of the sites of structures and activities associated with academic institutions across the United States. The projects from which these works emerged resulted from different circumstances. The contents of the book make it clear that the archaeology of academia is hardly a coherent research topic with a fixed research agenda and a single theoretical stance.

Keywords: student life; medical ethics; sanitary reforms; social control; images; sport facilities; academic institutions; United States; archaeology; academia

Chapter.  2312 words. 

Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology

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