Politics Is for Other People

Jencks, Christopher
October 1960
New Republic;10/3/60, Vol. 143 Issue 15, p14
Focuses on views of students in the U.S. on politics. Assumption that everyone engaged in studying is called a student and therefore has an occupational interest in ideas and ideology; Surprise expressed by students in other countries over lack of interest of American students in politics; Historic pattern of amateurism in politics; Representation of political parties by undergraduate clubs whose major activity is squabbling for personal ascendancy.


Related Articles

  • HIJACKING HAPPINESS. Hoopes, Tom // Our Sunday Visitor;3/7/2010, Vol. 98 Issue 45, p9 

    The article examines the proliferation of the hookup culture in school campuses in the U.S. and its lifelong sociocultural and relational impact especially on youths.

  • JOE COLLEGE IS DEAD. Schlesinger Jr., Arthur // Saturday Evening Post;9/21/1968, Vol. 241 Issue 19, p24 

    Presents an article about the changes in the attitudes and aspirations of college students in the U.S. in 1968. Manifestations of the liberal views of the students; Transformations in the purpose for educating young people; Factors influencing the changes in the point of views of the students.

  • Case of the Month.  // Magna's Campus Legal Monthly;Mar2006, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p3 

    Discusses the strategies employed by two municipalities in the U.S. to curb off-campus student misconduct. Move by city inspectors in Madison, Wisconsin to impose fines to a University of Wisconsin fraternity for a Fall 2005 Halloween party; Decision by the city council in Santa Cruz,...

  • Chronic Procrastinators.  // Gifted Child Today;Spring2006, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p6 

    Offers information on the characteristics of a chronic academic procrastinator. Percentage of adults in the U.S. who are procrastinators; Level of procrastination among students at highly selective colleges compared to students from less selective ones.

  • Lessons for Sustainability: Perceptions of a Smoke-free Campus Initiative. Jenkins, Kristi Rahrig; Fakhoury, Nour; Gray, Lena Matthias; Mourad, Teresa Herzog; Williams, Denise; Winfield, Robert // Health Behavior & Policy Review;Sep/Oct2014, Vol. 1 Issue 5, p420 

    The article provides information on a study which examined the use of open-ended survey responses regarding college students' perceptions of a Smoke Free Campus (SFC) implemented at the University of Michigan (UM). Topics discussed include enforcement of the SFC policy into the UM Standard...

  • A Longer Retention Interval Increases Subjective Similarity. King, Donald L.; Crittenden, Kia B. // Psychological Record;Fall99, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p605 

    High subjective similarity frequently associates with poor retention. Thus, a longer retention interval may increase subjective similarity as well as worsen retention. To investigate this hypothesis, college students made same-different discriminations for two lines that were the same or...

  • Students Happier with College Services, But Less Happy About the Cost.  // National On-Campus Report;1/1/2006, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p3 

    This article reports that according to the results of a recently released study, students in the U.S. are more satisfied today with several details of their college experiences than they were five years ago. The study states that students at four-year institutions are less likely today than they...

  • College Students in the 1990s: A Demographic Portrait. Hodgkinson, Harold L. // Education Digest;Nov1983, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p28 

    The article focuses on the issues related to regional, ethnic, and class differences among college students in the U.S. Higher education has been weak in planning for future generations of students, despite the availability of demographic data and current experience in the elementary and...

  • Ethnic Differences in Sexual Attitudes of U.S. College Students: Gender, Acculturation, and Religiosity Factors. Ahrold, Tierney K.; Meston, Cindy M. // Archives of Sexual Behavior;Feb2010, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p190 

    Although it has been hypothesized that culture and religion play an important role in sexuality, the relative roles of acculturation and religiosity on ethnic differences in sexual attitudes have not been often empirically explored. The present study assessed differences in sexual attitudes in...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics