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

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Michael Bérubé, Cary Nelson
Psychology Press, 1995 - Art - 379 pages
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Discusses the political and economic challenges for American colleges and universities, and coping with changing demographics on campus
 

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Contents

Political Discourse and the Faculty Voice
35
From Defense to Offense
52
Political Correctness and the Attack on American Colleges
73
Cultural Capital and Official Knowledge
91
Recontextualizing the Crisis
108
Liberal Historiography German
149
A Critique of Critical Pedagogy
201
Writing Permitted in Designated Areas Only
214
No Special Rights
284
The Rhetoric of Crisis in Higher Education
293
Discussion
319
Identity and Essentialism
326
Discussion
344
Identity and the Status of AfroAmerican Intellectuals
353
Discussion
362
Contributors
369

National Pedagogy in the Clinton Era
259
Theyre Taking Over and Other Myths about Race on Campus
276

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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.

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