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ERIC Number: EJ793057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Anomalies in the Academy: The Vicissitudes of Italian Studies in Australia
Moss, David
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v3 n2 p125-146 2004
University language programmes are often held to be a vital element in national preparedness to cope with an increasingly connected world. Yet we know very little about the social and intellectual organization of contemporary language departments or the networks through which staff manage their teaching, research and service to the community. I suggest that one starting-point for the necessary analysis is to recognize the anomalous status of languages among the Humanities and examine the ways in which challenges to that status are resisted. I illustrate the argument by considering the evolution of Italian Studies in Australian universities. (Contains 31 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia