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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In The Chosen Jerome Karabel has compiled a comprehensive and riveting account of the hidden causes for American education as we know it today.
A salutary book A fascinating and occasionally nauseating look at the world of elite college admissions. Clemens and Mark Twain and Walt Whitman “As someone who was chosen for Karael a long time ago but surely couldn’t get in nowI was fascinated by Jerome Karabel’s choswn and rich account of how my alma mater, and Harvard and Yale, picked us so often for all the wrong reasons.
How did the schools arrive at a highly subjective process that weighs academics, athleticism, lineage, class and character? Feb 11, SallyStenger added it. Anyone who wishes to understand the shifting grounds of the American establishment should read The Chosen, get shocked by the raw bigotries of the past, and accept Karabel’s challenge to rethink the meritocratic ideal.
The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton
Membership has its privileges. He probes the many definitions of merit sincewith particular attention to the distinctions between merit and meritocracy. Bush is set to complete his second term, graduates of the big three will have occupied the White House for 47 of the years he covers here. Even when the schools actions were heavily intertwined, for example with Yale and Princeton deciding to go coed, they were presented individually and thus kzrabel facts were basically repeated twice.
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Who knew the reason why admissions policies are so wide-ranging in the USA were because they wanted to exclude Jews? Please provide an email address. It’s easier if you are from a really poor and so can be the recipient of a major scholarship, ethnic and disabled, or are a top notch athlete as all these groups contribute to the ‘scores’ of the universities in being good, all-round representative places. Other editions – View all The Chosen: Anita rated it really liked it Apr 16, It can be overwhelming, true.
Even Karabel’s footnotes have nuggets of insight so this is a book reading from front to back. The is positive action. I asked her how she would get into a jarabel and she waved her hand at me vaguely, oh grandma would fix things, maybe give a library or something she joked, being quite self-aware. Burrowing into the Harvard, Yale, and Princeton archives, Karabel has found out where a lot of minds as well as bodies were hcosen, then exhumed them and dragged them into the light.
She says her problem is that she wouldn’t ever be able to do the exams but is ok at assignments and essays. Maybe it will work, or maybe given the rigorous academic standards of the Ivy League schools, they will just fail to keep up.
As I say, I can gloss this because I like the persistence in giving all Three their fair share of attention, but it did get irritating at times. There would be 3 or more chapters covering the same time period from different perspectives, usually at least one for each school, and there was huge overlap that was not really remarked upon other than to repeat the same contextual occurrences over and over again.
Elite Education and the Protestant Ethos. The most interesting aspect of the book is how each of the universities have adapted and changed due to the social expectations of the general US populous. 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.
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Newsworthy, but too dense for the general reader. Questions about access to education, the value of education and the quest to retain the power of those who had already received their educ In The Chosen Jerome Karabel has compiled a comprehensive and riveting account of the hidden causes for American education as we know it today.
Elite Education and the Protestant Ethos. Many of Karabel’s findings are astonishing: This is the best work of empirical sociology I have read in a long time. This book covers anti-Semitism, sexism, the shortcomings of the GI Bill post-WW II, the Civil Rights movement and affirmative action, the decline of the east coast private schools and the traditional WASP upper class, how immigration demographics changed the make-up of the entering classes, etc.
All of the arbitrary aspects of college applications: Though it can hardly be overstated, the institutional anti-Semitism is a note Karabel plinks past the point of exhaustion. Here’s a few that I found on Wikipedia the Cheny ref was in the book Who gets into what college, and why? Race being the great American obsession and often confused karabe, religion being Jewish can be a minus point as they are over-represented according to some recru “It is chksen exaggeration to say that the current regime in elite college admissions has been far more successful in democratizing anxiety than opportunity.
He probes the many definitions of merit sincewith particular attention to the distinctions between merit and meri This is a remarkable book. Why do you always feel like a poodle on display throughout interviews in musty admissions offices?
Published September 8th by Mariner Books first published October 26th It was like the whole history of Harvard, Yale and Princeton and I kind of grazed over most of it. But the admissions policies of elite universities have long been both tightly controlled