Re-thinking Academic Politics in (Re)unified Germany and the United States
Comparative Academic Politics & the Case of East German Historians
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In Rethinking Academic Politics in (Re)Unified Germany and the United States, Dr. John Weaver uses case studies to engage historical and contemporary issues in academic politics, arguing for the importance of this often-dismissed and much-bemoaned facet of academic work. Dr. Weaver's unique treatment includes discussions of such hotly debated issues as the Enola Gay exhibit, the science debates in the U.S., and the politics of academic evaluations and hiring practices. Rethinking Academic Politics in (Re)Unified Germany and the United States speaks to the interests of students and scholars of international and comparative education, higher education policy and practice, cultural studies, and science studies.
Table of Contents
1. Towards a Comparative Approach to Academic Politics; 2. German Historians/Politics Prior to 1989; 3. In Search of the Third Way: The East German Historical Community and the Politics of Self-Reform; 4. The Politics of Evaluation, Hiring Practices and Institution Building; 5. The Politics of Memory: The Past and Future in Light of Reunification; 6. Towards a Multicultural Approach to Knowledge
John A. Weaver has authored or edited five books including Popular Culture and Critical Pedagogy and Postmodern Science Education and has written for numerous journals including Comparative Education, Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, and Race, Gender, and Class. His research interests include Science Fiction, Science Education, Academic Politics, Popular Culture, the Holocaust, Information Technology, and Rap Music. He is currently a professor at the University of Akron