In The Chosen, the Berkeley sociologist Jerome Karabel lifts the veil on a century of admission and exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. How did the. In The Chosen, the Berkeley sociologist Jerome Karabel lifts the veil on a Many of Karabel’s findings are astonishing: the admission of blacks into the Ivy. THE CHOSEN. The Hidden History of Admission and. Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. By Jerome Karabel. Illustrated. pp.

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His research in the sociology of education explores notions of meritocracy, opportunity, access, and cultural capital in American higher education, and the role of the educational system in legitimating the existing social order. The massive and excellent Bronx High School of Science enrolled 7 of its grads at Yale during the era Jan 31, MacK rated it liked it Shelves: Contents Elite Education and the Protestant Ethos.

Race being the great American obsession and often confused with religion being Jewish can be a minus point as they are over-represented according to some recru “It is no exaggeration to say that the current regime in elite college admissions has been far more successful in democratizing anxiety than opportunity.

Many statistics, quotations, and other references were repeated several times — almost as if it were a hedge against the likelihood cjosen readers would dive into only one segment of the book, and chsen the rest untouched.

Reading some of the letters where those in charge of admission discuss “grinds” and “undesirables” or even wish that Armenian genocide had been more effective is enough to give you chills. The Chosen is a fascinating study in American cultural history.

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As someone that has done college scholarship interviews, this is increasingly a major issue. And what do those policies say about America?

Diversity the Bakke Case and the Defense of Autonomy. Karabel’s strenuously detailed, sometimes repetitive examination of admissions policies at Ivy League schools shows that the history of America’s top universities is steeped in systematic Overall, this book was a very dense, but interesting read. The Origins of Selective Admissions Full of colorful characters including Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, James Bryant Conant, chisen Kingman Brewsterit shows how the ferocious battles over admissions at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton shaped the A A landmark work of social and cultural history, The Chosen vividly reveals the changing dynamics of power and privilege in America over the past century.

Yale From Insularity to Inclusion. Jan 06, Tressie Mcphd rated it really liked it.

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So my Scottish friend’s daughter has her pick of the big three when when she graduates from school. Although there is brief discussion about the increase in the number of students seeking financial aid, there is absolutely no discussion about how that is increasingly less linked to the affluence of the parents ie, rich families that make their kids pay for their own education. It’s a lot of book to learn this stuff.

In other words, although the schools may admit a percentage of minorities, there is substantial evidence that the most underrepresented group are those that are socioeconomically deprived. Many of Karabel’s findings are astonishing: References to this book Financing Public Universities: Heartening, though, to read about the movements in the 60s and 70s to protest racial exclusions esp.

Membership has its privileges. The length may be a little overwhelming, and it can become redundant and downright tedious at points, but overall, I say this is a great piece of work. With that “accidentally admitted” African-American successfully excluded, Princeton continued its lily-white run: However, this book is still not as interesting as it should be, mostly because Karabel is a much better researcher than he is a writer.


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It’s a shame, because the level of research here is first-rate, and could’ve made a really good read with a better writer because it’s both unfair and karanel to ask a modern editor to fix a work of this length. Maybe I am being mean to give it two stars but the structure not only made the book way longer than it needed to be, but was also confusing.

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Unfortunately, there’s a lot of events, and a lot of characters. My library Help Advanced Book Search. And what do those policies say about America? Many of Karabel’s findings are astonishing: Much of the correspondence he unearthed had never been looked at by anyone from the outside world before, and cchosen reproductions of parts of those works here deserves praise.

The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton

No system is free of bias and without doubt these schools deliberately select for rich white kids, especially the children or relatives of alumni, politicians and notables and the very wealthy who might endow, donate or leave money in a will to them.

Jul 22, Will rated it it was amazing. Some of the little moments dinged around in my head for a long time: I have been reading it for over a month and am now at about page Sandra rated it really liked it Jul 27,