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Author Gumprecht, Blake, author.

Title The American college town / Blake Gumprecht.

Published Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2008.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xx, 438 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Notes OldControl:muse9781613761007.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-416) and index.
Contents Defining the college town -- The campus as a public space -- Fraternity row, the student ghetto, and the faculty enclave -- Campus corners and Aggievilles -- All things right and relevant -- Paradise for misfits -- Stadium culture -- High-tech Valhalla -- Town vs. gown -- The future of the college town.
Summary "In this book - the first work published on the subject - Blake Gumprecht identifies the distinguishing features of college towns, explains why they have developed as they have in the United States, and examines in depth various characteristics that make them unusual. In eight thematic chapters, he explores some of the most interesting aspects of college towns - their distinctive residential and commercial districts, their unconventional political cultures, their status as bohemian islands, their emergence as high-tech centers, and more. Each of these chapters focuses on a single college town as an example, while providing additional evidence from other towns." "Lively, richly detailed, and profusely illustrated with original maps and photographs as well as historical images, this is an important book that firmly establishes the college town as an integral component of the American experience."--Jacket.
Language notes English.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject University towns -- United States.
Community and college -- United States.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781613761007 (electronic bk.)
1613761007 (electronic bk.)
9781558496712 (cloth ; alk. paper)