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ERIC Number: EJ901132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1071-4413
Humanities in the Aftermath: An Interview with Gary Olson
Taylor, Todd
Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, v32 n4-5 p447-466 2010
This article presents an interview with Gary Olson on the changing contexts of the humanities in this modern world. He emphasizes that the humanities are absolutely essential when it comes to the very real-world problems. He explains that what he is saying not just applies to terrorism and economic crisis; the humanities equip everyone to deal intelligently with the world in general, and especially with the kinds of pain and conflict that the world always seems to present to everyone. He shares his assessment of the present state of the humanities, particularly in terms of its position within U.S. colleges and universities. He encourages everyone to become better advocates within one's own institution. He discusses his idea on embracing public relations as a way to sell humanistic work to the outside world. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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