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- DescriptionThis book is the first serious effort to view comprehensively what the Ford Foundation thought it should do about Europe over the period 1950-1970. And what it effectively did. It looks both at general trends in that policy and at strategic impetus transmitted by the Foundation to important sectors of intellectual, scientific and ecomic life. It falls into two parts both introduced by long chapters and followed by case studies. The contributors analyze the various and complex effects of cross-fertilization of learning on the two sides of the Atlantic and reveal that the Ford Foundation did t operate through transplant but mainly as a translator: it favored the strengthening of selective appropriations of American patterns rather than a process of mechanical imitation. The dominant orientation was the internationalization of scholarship and education rather than simply Americanization. This allows one to question the limits of concentrating exclusively on the tion of Americanization when the forms of cultural transfer are considered.
- Author BiographyThe Editor: Giuliana Gemelli teaches European Contemporary History at the University of Bologna. Her recent publications have focused on history and sociology of scientific institutions in social sciences and management. She is currently preparing a study on the role of American Foundations in Italy in comparison with other European countries.
- PublisherEuropean Interuniversity Press
- Date of Publication01/05/1998
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleMemoirs of Europe
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 5
- Country of PublicationBelgium
- ImprintEuropean Interuniversity Press
- Content Note8 ill., 6 tab.
- Weight600 g
- Height220 mm
- Edited byGiuliana Gemelli
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