Savoir scientifique et pouvoir social. L'Ecole polytechnique, 1794-1914


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Savoir et pouvoir : fondée en 1794 pour développer et diffuser un savoir scientifique en pleine mutation, l'Ecole polytechnique n'a-t-elle pas en même temps largement participé au renforcement d'un pouvoir politique et social ? Si l'Ecole... Read More

Knowledge and power : founded in 1794 for the purpose of developing and importing a changing scientific knowledge, the celebrated Ecole polytechnique, the prototype of France's grandes écoles, also contributed to the strengthening of the elite's political and social power. While at its inception the Ecole polytechnique recruited its students in ail strata of society and trained them in techniques applicable to France's nascent industry, it soon became sélective, both through its increasingly esoteric curricula and through its recruitment procédures. The school of an élite, an instrument of legitimization of that élite through the training which it provided, Polytechnique exercised a monopoly over the key positions of French administration and dominated the scientific éducation apparatus. After an éclipse at the turn of the century, World War I enabled it to regain its prestige and recover the first place among establishments of higher éducation in the field of science and technology.

Paperback - In French 17.50 €

Specifications


Publisher
Presses de Sciences Po
Author
Terry Shinn,
Edited by
Fondation nationale des sciences politiques France,
Collection
Académique
Language
French
Tags
, Elite
Publisher Category
> Sociology > Society
Publisher Category
> Society
BISAC Subject Heading
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3283 SCIENCES POLITIQUES
Title First Published
1980
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
Thema subject category: Politics & government

Paperback


Publication Date
01 January 1980
ISBN-13
978-2-7246-0434-4
Extent
Main content page count : 261
Code
9782724604344
Weight
430 grams
List Price
17.50 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


Sommaire
Contents
Les premières années de l'Ecole polytechnique
L'Ecole polytechnique à son apogée
La mainmise sur l'appareil d'Etat
L'Ecole polytechnique face à la réforme de l'enseignement (1880-1914)
Les décennies de restructuration
Annexes, bibliographie, tableaux.