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Academe degree zero : reconsidering the politics of higher education

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Cultural politics & the promise of democracy, Paradigm Publishers, Boulder, CO, p.152 (2011)

Call Number:

Cubb LC89 .D52 2011

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9315631

Keywords:

Education, Higher--Political aspects--United States

Abstract:

Contents: Anonymity, dialogue, and the academy -- Public intellectuals, Inc. -- Uncollegiality, tenure, and the weasel clause -- Shame in academe -- On being and becoming affiliated -- The fate of the book review -- Politics, pedagogy, and the anthology -- Academe degree zero -- Cultural studies, semiotics, and the politics of repackaging theory -- New technology and the dilemmas of the posttheory generation.; Summary: "A collection of ten essays that identify and critically examine a number of important meta-professional issues facing higher education today. These issues include: the nature and limits of anonymity in academic discourse, the ways in which affiliation and prestige temper academic judgment, and the role of collegiality in academic life. Collectively, the essays in this book provide a snapshot of academic identity and relations in a time of major technological and economic transformation, most notably, the increased use of electronic media in higher education for both the dissemination of scholarship and classroom instruction, and the corporatization of higher education."--P. ix.

Publication Language:

eng