This book provides an account of the University of Manchester's struggle to meet the government's demands for the rapid expansion of higher education in the 1950s and the 1960s. It looks at the University's ambitious building programme: the controversial attempts to reform its constitution and improve its communications amid demands for greater democracy in the workplace, the struggle to retain its old pre-eminence in a competitive world where new ‘green field’ universities were rivalling older civic institutions. The book tells the story, not just from the point of view of administrators and academics, but also from those of students and support staff (such as secretaries, technicians and engineers). It not only uses official records, but also student newspapers, political pamphlets and reminiscences collected through interviews.
General editor John M. MacKenzie
When the ‘Studies in Imperialism’ series was founded by Professor John M. MacKenzie more than thirty years ago, emphasis was laid upon the conviction that ‘imperialism as a cultural phenomenon had as significant an effect on the dominant as on the subordinate societies’. With well over a hundred titles now published, this remains the prime concern of the series. Cross-disciplinary work has indeed appeared covering the full spectrum of cultural phenomena, as well as examining aspects of gender and sex, frontiers and law, science and the environment, language and literature, migration and patriotic societies, and much else. Moreover, the series has always wished to present comparative work on European and American imperialism, and particularly welcomes the submission of books in these areas. The fascination with imperialism, in all its aspects, shows no sign of abating, and this series will continue to lead the way in encouraging the widest possible range of studies in the field. Studies in Imperialism is fully organic in its development, always seeking to be at the cutting edge, responding to the latest interests of scholars and the needs of this ever-expanding area of scholarship.
The colonisation of time
SELECTED TITLES AVAILABLE IN THE SERIES
MATERIALS AND MEDICINE
Trade, conquest and therapeutics in the eighteenth century
EUROPEAN EMPIRES AND THE
Popular responses to imperialism in France, Britain, the Netherlands,
Belgium, Germany and Italy
MUSEUMS AND EMPIRE
Natural history, human cultures and colonial identities
Landscape, exploration and empire in southern Africa, 1780–1870
CHILD, NATION, RACE AND
Child rescue discourse, England, Canada and Australia, 1850–1915
The colonisation of time
RITUAL, ROUTINE AND RESISTANCE IN
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First published 2012
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