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The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom By Michael Berube

The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom by Michael Berube

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This book is a lively, passionate defence of contemporary work in the humanities, and, beyond that, of the university system that makes such work possible. The book's stark accounts of academic labour, and its proposals for reform of the tenure system, are novel, controversial, timely, and very necessary.

The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom Summary

The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom: Three Necessary Arguments by Michael Berube

This book is a lively, passionate defence of contemporary work in the humanities, and, beyond that, of the university system that makes such work possible. The book's stark accounts of academic labour, and its proposals for reform of the tenure system, are novel, controversial, timely, and very necessary.

The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom Reviews

"Michael Berube and Jennifer Ruth's The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom: Three Necessary Arguments is a welcome addition to debates about how best to address the most significant threat to the profession: the casualization of the faculty." (Maria Maisto and Seth Kahn, Academe, aaup.org, Vol. 102 (3), May-June, 2016)

About Michael Berube

Michael Berube is the Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University and the former president of the Modern Language Association.

Jennifer Ruth is Associate Professor of English and former chair of the Department of English at Portland State University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: This is Not the Crisis You're Looking For 1. Value and Values 2. Slow Death and Painful Labors 3. From Professionalism to Patronage 4. On the Rails Appendix: Implementing a Teaching-Intensive Tenure Track at Portland State University Bibliography Index

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GOR011244108
9781137506115
1137506113
The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom: Three Necessary Arguments by Michael Berube
Used - Like New
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2015-04-29
163
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