The University in Ruins

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Author: Bill Readings

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674929531

Category: Education

Page: 238

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Tracing the roots of the modern American University in German philosophy and in the work of British thinkers such as Newman and Arnold, Bill Readings argues that the integrity of the modern University has been linked to the nation-state, which it has served by promoting and protecting the idea of a national culture. But now the nation-state is in decline, and national culture no longer needs to be either promoted or protected.

The University in Dissent

Scholarship in the Corporate University

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Author: Gary Rolfe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415681154

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 150

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The rise of corporatism in the North American University was charted by Bill Readings in the mid nineteen-nineties in his book The University in Ruins. The intervening years have seen the corporate university grow and extend to the point where its evolution into a large business corporation is seemingly complete. Rolfe’s book examines the factors contributing to the transformation of the university from a site of culture and knowledge to what might be termed an ‘information factory’, and explores strategies for how, in Readings’ words, members of the academic community might continue to ‘dwell in the ruins of the university’ in a productive and authentic way. Drawing on the work of critics and philosophers such as Barthes, Derrida, Lyotard and Deleuze,The University in Dissentsuggests that this can only be achieved subversively through the development of a ‘community of philosophers’ who are prepared to challenge, critique and subvert the mission statement of the ‘university of excellence’ from within, focusing on how scholarly and academic thought and writing might develop in this new post-Enlightenment era. Summarising, contextualising and extending previous understandings of the rise of corporatism and the subsequent demise of the traditional aims and values of the university, Rolfe assesses the situation in contemporary UK and international settings. He recognises that changes to the traditional idea of the university are inevitable and explores some of the challenges and consequences of this shift in the academic world, suggesting how academics can work with change, whilst at the same time seeking to undermine its worst excesses. This timely and thought provoking book is a must-read for all academics at University level, as well as education policy makers.

Two cultures, universities and intellectuals

der englische Universitätsroman der 70er und 80er Jahre im Kontext des Hochschuldiskurses

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Author: Thomas Kühn

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823358855

Category: College stories, English

Page: 372

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American Higher Education Transformed, 1940–2005

Documenting the National Discourse

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Author: Wilson Smith,Thomas Bender

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801895852

Category: Education

Page: 544

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Wilson Smith and Thomas Bender have assembled an essential reference for policymakers, administrators, and all those interested in the history and sociology of higher education.

The Idea of the University

A Reexamination

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Author: Jaroslav Pelikan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300058345

Category: Education

Page: 238

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The crisis in university education has been the subject of vigorous debate in recent years. In this eloquent and deeply personal book, a distinguished scholar reflects on the character and aims of the university, assessing its guiding principles, its practical functions, and its role in society. Jaroslav Pelikan provides a unique perspective on the university today by reexamining it in light of John Henry Cardinal Newman's 150-year-old classic The Idea of a University and showing how Cardinal Newman's ideas both illuminate and differ from current problems facing higher education. Pelikan begins by affirming the validity of Newman's first principle: that knowledge must be an end in itself. He goes on to make the case for the inseparability of research and teaching on both intellectual and practical grounds, stressing the virtues--free inquiry, scholarly honesty, civility in discourse, toleration of diverse beliefs and values, and trust in rationality and public verifiability--that must be practiced and taught by the university. He discusses the business of the university--the advancement of knowledge through research, the extension and interpretation of knowledge through undergraduate and graduate teaching, the preservation of knowledge in libraries, museums, and galleries, and the diffusion of knowledge through scholarly publishing. And he argues that by performing these tasks, by developing closer ties with other schools at all levels, and by involving the community in lifelong education, the university will make its greatest contribution to society.

Cultural Studies, Interdisciplinarity, and Translation

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Author: Stefan Herbrechter

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042008939

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

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This volume claims that interdisciplinarity and translation constitute the two main 'challenges' for cultural studies today. These conceptual issues ('inter' and 'trans') express themselves within specific historical and 'cultural' contexts. Interdisciplinarity is linked with the ongoing process of the institutionalisation of cultural studies in national academies, but also increasingly internationally, comparatively and to a certain extent even globally (cf. cultural studies of 'global culture'). Translation concerns cultural studies both as an object or product and as a subject or producer of translation processes. Cultural studies is the result of translation, translates and is being translated. The essays in this volume therefore relate these various ongoing cultural, linguistic and institutional translation processes to political and ethical issues of internationalisation and globalisation. The contributions draw their originality and strength from strategically crossing, disciplinary and national boundaries. They deliberately ignore the question of what may be 'proper' (to) cultural studies, and instead problematise the notions of 'propriety' and 'belonging'. As a 'reading practice' cultural studies, in these pages, is performedthrough adaptations and combinations of theory and critical practice. The volume should be of interest to everyone concerned with cultural studies' role in promoting intellectual debate within an increasingly international and 'globalised' public sphere.

The Idea of the University

A Reader

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Author: Michael A. Peters,Ronald Barnett

Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9781433121906

Category: Education

Page: 694

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The Idea of the University: A Reader, Volume 1 is a unique compilation of selected works of the major thinkers who have contributed to the discourse on the idea of the university in the German, English, American and French traditions, dating from the establishment of the University of Berlin in 1810. Readings include excerpts from Kant and Humboldt in the German tradition of Bildung through to Jaspers, Habermas and Gadamer; Newman, Arnold, Leavis and others in the British tradition; Kerr, Bok and Noble, among others, in the American tradition; and Bourdieu, Lyotard and Derrida in the French tradition. Each reading is prefaced with a brief editor's explanatory note. The Idea of the University: A Reader, Volume 1 provides a comprehensive account of the university, and is matched by a second volume of original essays on contemporary perspectives.

Glorreiche Zeiten

Roman

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Author: Kate Atkinson

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426429896

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Kate Atkinsons großer Roman über das Drama des 20. Jahrhunderts – Platz 1 der Times-Bestsellerliste. Was bleibt von einem Menschen und seinen Möglichkeiten? Zwischen den Weltkriegen erlebt Teddy Todd, geboren 1914, eine idyllische ländliche Jugend auf dem Anwesen seiner Familie nahe London. Mag sein, dass er, der charmante Naturfreund und Möchtegern-Poet, mit seiner Sandkastenliebe Nancy einst eine Tochter haben wird (die er nicht versteht und die ihn nicht versteht). Und vielleicht wird die Tochter ihm eine Enkelin schenken, die alle Enttäuschungen wettmacht. Zuvor aber kommt der Krieg ins Spiel, und Teddy Todd hat als todesmutiger Kampfpilot fast tagtäglich die Städte Hitler-Deutschlands zu bombardieren ... Ein Roman über den heroischen Alltag eines wunderbar normalen Mannes; ein Buch voll hintergründigem Witz, das sich anfühlt wie vier Generationen gelebtes Leben. „Für mich ist diese feinsinnige, dramatische und bewegende Familiensaga aus England eines der besten Bücher des Jahres.“ Brigitte

Luther

Mensch zwischen Gott und Teufel

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Author: Heiko A. Oberman

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641184177

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Das Standardwerk in einer neuen Ausgabe Für die Nachwelt ist Luther der Reformator, der Erneurer der Kirche. Er selbst sah sich ganz anders: als von Gott gebrauchtes Werkzeug zur Rettung der Christenheit vor dem noch zu Lebzeiten erwarteten Jüngsten Gericht. Mit einem Bein noch tief im Mittelalter verwurzelt sah Luther sich weniger als Handelnden denn als Getriebenen, als Sprachrohr eines nahen und überwältigenden Gottes. Luther war Mönch aus Angst, Prediger ohne Furcht und Prophet wider den Zeitgeist – ein mittelalterlicher Prophet, der das Mittelalter an sein Ende bringt.

The Urban University and its Identity

Roots, Location, Roles

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Author: Herman van der Wusten

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401151849

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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The chapters in this book are revised versions of papers initially presented at a confer ence on Universities and their cities held in Amsterdam on March 27-29 1996. There were about one hundred participants and 45 written contributions from Europe, the US, Canada and Australia. People with different disciplinary backgrounds, geographers, historians, sociologists, economists and planners among them, attended, as did a few university administrators and local government officials. The intricate relationships between universities and their cities were intensively debated from the perspective of possible contributions by the university to city life as well as from the angle of the city as a milieu that affects the university's functioning. There were theoretical and historical papers, and a series of case studies, some of them comparative, as well as proposals and descriptions of efforts to improve city-university relations. It was a fruitful occasion for many on account of the diversity of experience brought together for the purpose of a debate on a matter of common interest. The vari ous university settings within Amsterdam were visited during a guided tour that pro vided food for thought on the matters under discussion by means of a living example.

The American-style University at Large

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Author: Kathryn L. Kleypas,James I. McDougall

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739150200

Category: Education

Page: 305

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"The American-Style University at Large: Transplants, Outposts, and the Globalization of Higher Education is an edited collection by Kathryn L. Kleypas and James McDougall that analyzes the recent expansion of American universities overseas as well as the emergence of American-style universities in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The contributors examine the various ways that American models of higher learning have become instituted around the world and explore ways that these new configurations help to define the university as a force that organizes, develops, and controls methods of education, knowledge, power, and culture"-- Provided by publisher.

Rethinking the Future of the University

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Author: David L. Jeffrey,Dominic Manganiello

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776604813

Category: Education

Page: 134

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This distinguished collection of essays, edited under the direction of David Lyle Jeffrey and Dominic Manganiello, emerged from the discussions that surrounded the 1995-1996 McMartin Lectures. Dedicated to studying the relationship and contributions of historic Christian thought to the intellectual life of university disciplines, this series of lectures served as an occasion for scholars to rethink the present crisis in the relationship between the historic identity of the university and the development of the modern university.

English Studies: The State of the Discipline, Past, Present, and Future

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Author: N. Gildea,H. Goodwyn,M. Kitching,H. Tyson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137478055

Category: Education

Page: 130

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An accessible and wide-ranging consideration of concerns facing English Studies in its surrounding context of the university and society. The contributors to this volume seek to trace, in the face of current challenges, historical and contemporary debates surrounding English Studies.

For the University

Democracy and the Future of the Institution

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Author: Thomas Docherty

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849666326

Category: Education

Page: 208

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For the University is a book both about and for the university in the age of mass and globalized education. It analyses the current problems facing the university as an institution, and also offers some positive arguments for a revived and vibrant set of institutional arrangements and governing principles. This book considers the place of the university as an important global institution, now in a charged political and international public sphere. Setting it in a wider economy and politics, this book focuses on the question of the university in relation to current and emerging models of democracy. The question of what the university will be -- rather than it is, was, or might be -- is at the heart of this book, and Docherty ably traces its history and present condition in order to offer us a vision for the future.

History in Transit

Experience, Identity, Critical Theory

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Author: Dominick LaCapra

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801488986

Category: History

Page: 274

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Reacting against the antitheoretical bias of some historians, LaCapra presents an alternative model of historigraphical practice - one in which emphases of plurality and hybridity are combined with the concept of historical practice.

After Whiteness

Unmaking an American Majority

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Author: Mike Hill

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814735428

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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View the Table of Contents. Read the Introduction. "Beautifully written and rigorously argued, After Whiteness is the most important theoretical statement on white racial formation since ‘whiteness studies' began its current academic sojourn. By reading debates about multiculturalism, ethnicity, and the desire for difference as part of the material practices of the U.S. university system, it engages questions of race, humanistic inquiry, intellectual labor, and the democratic function of critical thought. The result is a critically nuanced analysis that promises to solidify Mike Hill's reputation as one of the finest thinkers of his generation." —Robyn Wiegman, Duke University "Mike Hill's After Whiteness is an important, provocative and timely book." —Against the Current "A lucid, fiercely argued, brilliantly conceived, richly provocative work in an emergent and growing area of cultural studies. After Whiteness sets new directions in American literary and cultural studies, and will become a landmark in the field." —Sacvan Bercovitch, Harvard University "Americanists across the disciplines will find Hill's analysis insightful and brilliant. A must for any scholar who wishes to, in Ralph Ellison's words, ‘go to the territory.'" —Sharon Holland, University of Illinois at Chicago As each new census bears out, the rise of multiracialism in the United States will inevitably result in a white minority. In spite of the recent proliferation of academic studies and popular discourse on whiteness, however, there has been little discussion of the future: what comes after whiteness? On the brink of what many are now imagining as a post-white American future, it remains a matter of both popular and academic uncertainty as to what will emerge in its place. After Whiteness aims to address just that, exploring the remnants of white identity to ask how an emergent post-white national imaginary figure into public policy issues, into the habits of sexual intimacy, and into changes within public higher education. Through discussions of the 2000 census and debates over multiracial identity, the volatile psychic investments that white heterosexual men have in men of color—as illustrated by the Christian men's group the Promise Keepers and the neo-fascist organization the National Alliance—and the rise of identity studies and diversity within the contemporary public research university, Mike Hill surveys race among the ruins of white America. At this crucial moment, when white racial change has made its ambivalent cultural debut, Hill demonstrates that the prospect of an end to whiteness haunts progressive scholarship on race as much as it haunts the paranoid visions of racists.