1st Edition

Higher Education Under Fire
Politics, Economics, and the Crisis of the Humanities

ISBN 9780415908061
Published November 10, 1994 by Routledge
400 Pages

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Book Description

The contributors to this collection explore why--and how--higher education in America under attack.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction: A Report From the Front /Cary Nelson and Michael Berube -- I PROFESSORS AND POLITICS -- Going Public: Political Discourse and the Faculty Voice /Linda Ray Pratt -- A Faculty Response to the Fiscal Crisis: From Defense to Offense /Ernst Benjamin -- “Political Correctness” and the Attack on American Colleges /Paul Lauter -- Cultural Capital and Official Knowledge /Michael W. Apple -- Another Brick in the Wall: (Re)contextualizing the Crisis /Carol A. Stabile -- The University and the Media: Apologia Pro Vita Sua with a Defense of Rationality /Barry R. Gross -- How the Culture Wars Matter: Liberal Historiography, German History, and the Jewish Catastrophe /Jeffrey -- Money, Merit, and Democracy at the University: An Exchange -- II PEDAGOGY AND POPULATIONS -- A Critique of Critical Pedagogy /Gregory Jay and Gerald Graff -- Writing Permitted in Designated Areas Only /Linda Brodkey -- Beyond the Ivory Tower: Public Intellectuals and the Crisis of Higher Education /Henry A. Giroux -- “To Sir With Love”: National Pedagogy in the Clinton Era /Judith Frank -- They’re Taking Over! and Other Myths about Race on Campus /Troy Duster -- No Special Rights /Michael Warner -- The Rhetoric of Crisis in Higher Education /Joan W. Scott -- Identity Politics and Campus Communities: An Exchange -- The Rise of “Identity Politics”: An Examination and a Critique /Todd Gitlin -- Discussion -- Contradictions of Existence: Identity and Essentialism /Cameron McCarthy -- Contesting Racial Amnesia: From Identity Politics Toward Post-Multiculturalism /Michael Dyson -- Discussion -- Identity and the Status of Afro-American Intellectuals /Jerry Watts -- Discussion -- Contributors -- Index.

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Michael Bérubé and Cary Nelson both teach at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Michael Bérubé's most recent books include Public Access: Literary Theory and American Cultural Politics (Verso). For Routledge, Cary Nelson has co-edited Cultural Studies.