ERIC Number: ED443363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Knowledge and Power in Higher Education: A Reader.
Brown, Richard Harvey, Ed.; Schubert, J. Daniel, Ed.
This collection of essays is authored by social scientists who are concerned primarily with relationships between academic knowledge and political power, rethinking the traditional view of politics and science as mutually exclusive fields of study. Chapters are organized into three parts: "Introduction"; "The Institutional Politics of Knowledge Production"; and "Prospects of the University in Late Capitalism". Chapter titles are: (1) "Academic Knowledge and Political Power in Late Capitalist Societies" (Richard Harvey Brown and J. Daniel Schubert); (2) "Democracy and Capitalism in the Academy: The Commercialization of American Higher Education" (Richard Harvey Brown and Remi Clignet); (3) "Science as a Vocation: Circa 2000" (Steven Fuller); (4) "Intellectual Discourse in the Academy and Society: Interpretation, Legitimation, and the Rise of Management Talk" (Karl-Michael Brunner, Johanna Hofbauer, and Gerald Prabitz); (5) "Leisure and the Intellectuals: The End of the Legislator?" (Hans Mommaas); (6) "Academy and Asylum: Power, Knowledge, and Mental Disability" (John P. Radford): (7) "The Ivory Commonwealth: Higher Education beyond Pure Commerce" (Manfred Stanley); (8) "Toward a Relegitimation of Higher Education: Reinvigorating the Humanities and Social Sciences" (Grahame F. Thompson); (9) "Objectivity, Relativism, and the Public Authority of the Scholar" (David R. Shumway); and (10) "The Erotics of Academic Conversation: Love, Ethics, and Reason in Scholarly and Civic Discourse" (Richard Harvey Brown). (All chapters contain references.) (RH)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Discourse Analysis, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Foundations of Education, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Knowledge Level, Political Correctness, Political Influences, Political Issues, Political Science, Political Socialization, Politics of Education, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Social Science Research
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