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Date of Award
Dissertation-ISU Access Only
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations: Educational Administration
Stacy L. Otto
The purpose of this study is to analyze MoMA’s The Hampton Album with the intention of constructing a broader narrative to be read as an allegory for the current state of American higher education. Through my research I seek to discover and understand the vocationalization process of American postsecondary education through a critical analysis of MoMA’s abridged portfolio containing images of The Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute at the turn of the nineteenth century in order better to understand the implications of vocationalization as it relates to social justice for traditionally underserved postsecondary student populations. Through the interpretation and analysis of images included in The Hampton Album, in this study I explore how vocationalization in contemporary American higher education develops in the context of neoliberal economic policies and practices.
Metoyer, John Hamilton, "Allegory in Black and White: the Vocationalization of U.s. Higher Education" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 1172.