Value and the Humanities

Value and the Humanities
Author: Zoe Hope Bulaitis
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2020-06-29
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9783030378929

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Tracing the shift from liberal to neoliberal education from the nineteenth century to the present day, this open access book provides a rich and previously underdeveloped narrative of value in higher education in England. Value and the Humanities draws upon historical, financial, and critical debates concerning educational and cultural policy. Rather than writing a singular defence of the humanities against economic rationalism, Zoe Hope Bulaitis constructs a nuanced map of the intersections of value in the humanities, encompassing an exploration of policy engagement, scientific discourses, fictional representation, and the humanities in public life. The book articulates a kaleidoscopic range of humanities practices which demonstrate that although recent policy encourages higher education to be entirely motivated by outcomes, fiscal targets, and the acquisition of employability skills, the humanities continue to inspire and aspire beyond these limits. This book is a historically-grounded and theoretically-informed analysis of the value of the humanities within the context of the market.

The Humanities and Public Life

The Humanities and Public Life
Author: Peter Brooks
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2014-03-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780823257072

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This book tests the proposition that the humanities can, and at their best do, represent a commitment to ethical reading. And that this commitment, and the training and discipline of close reading that underlie it, represent something that the humanities need to bring to other fields: to professional training and to public life. What leverage does reading, of the attentive sort practiced in the interpretive humanities, give you on life? Does such reading represent or produce an ethics? The question was posed for many in the humanities by the “Torture Memos” released by the Justice Department a few years ago, presenting arguments that justified the use of torture by the U.S. government with the most twisted, ingenious, perverse, and unethical interpretation of legal texts. No one trained in the rigorous analysis of poetry could possibly engage in such bad-faith interpretation without professional conscience intervening to say: This is not possible. Teaching the humanities appears to many to be an increasingly disempowered profession—and status—within American culture. Yet training in the ability to read critically the messages with which society, politics, and culture bombard us may be more necessary than ever in a world in which the manipulation of minds and hearts is more and more what running the world is all about. This volume brings together a group of distinguished scholars and intellectuals to debate the public role and importance of the humanities. Their exchange suggests that Shelley was not wrong to insist that poets are the unacknowledged legislators of mankind: Cultural change carries everything in its wake. The attentive interpretive reading practiced in the humanities ought to be an export commodity to other fields and to take its place in the public sphere.

National Endowment for the Humanities Annual Report

National Endowment for the Humanities     Annual Report
Author: National Endowment for the Humanities
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1979
Genre: Federal aid to education
ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU14285673

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The Humanities and the Dream of America

The Humanities and the Dream of America
Author: Geoffrey Galt Harpham
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-02-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780226317014

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In this bracing and original book, Geoffrey Galt Harpham argues that today’s humanities are an invention of the American academy in the years following World War II, when they were first conceived as an expression of American culture and an instrument of American national interests. The humanities portray a “dream of America” in two senses: they represent an aspiration of Americans since the first days of the Republic for a state so secure and prosperous that people could enjoy and appreciate culture for its own sake; and they embody in academic terms an idealized conception of the American national character. Although they are struggling to retain their status in America, the concept of the humanities has spread to other parts of the world and remains one of America's most distinctive and valuable contributions to higher education. The Humanities and the Dream of America explores a number of linked problems that have emerged in recent years: the role, at once inspiring and disturbing, played by philology in the formation of the humanities; the reasons for the humanities’ perpetual state of “crisis”; the shaping role of philanthropy in the humanities; and the new possibilities for literary study offered by the subject of pleasure. Framed by essays that draw on Harpham’s pedagogical experiences abroad and as a lecturer at the U.S. Air Force Academy, as well as his vantage as director of the National Humanities Center, this book provides an essential perspective on the history, ideology, and future of this important topic.

Annual Report National Endowment for the Humanities

Annual Report   National Endowment for the Humanities
Author: National Endowment for the Humanities
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1967
Genre: Federal aid to education
ISBN: UIUC:30112106708594

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Includes appendices.

The National Endowment for the Humanities Announces a Special Initiative for the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution

The National Endowment for the Humanities Announces a Special Initiative for the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 20
Release: 1983
Genre: Constitutions
ISBN: UCSD:31822029078268

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A New History of the Humanities

A New History of the Humanities
Author: Rens Bod
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-01
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780199665211

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Offers the first overarching history of the humanities from Antiquity to the present.

Scholarly Work in the Humanities and the Evolving Information Environment

Scholarly Work in the Humanities and the Evolving Information Environment
Author: William S. Brockman
Publsiher: Digital Library Federation
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2001
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781933645148

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The Humanities and the Dynamics of Inclusion Since World War II

The Humanities and the Dynamics of Inclusion Since World War II
Author: Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History and Department Chair David A Hollinger
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2006-04-14
Genre: Education
ISBN: 0801883903

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National Endowment for the Humanities and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Hiring Policies

National Endowment for the Humanities and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Hiring Policies
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Government Activities and Transportation Subcommittee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1984
Genre: Employees
ISBN: UCR:31210024911289

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What Are the Humanities For

What Are the Humanities For
Author: Willem B. Drees
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-04-29
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781108976725

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What are the humanities for? The question has perhaps never seemed more urgent. While student numbers have grown in higher education, universities and colleges increasingly have encouraged students to opt for courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) or take programs in applied subjects like business and management. When tertiary learning has taken such a notably utilitarian turn, the humanities are judged to have lost their centrality. Willem B. Drees has no wish nostalgically to prioritize the humanities so as to retrieve some lost high culture. But he does urge us to adopt a clearer conception of the humanities as more than just practical vehicles for profit or education. He argues that these disciplines, while serving society, are also intrinsic to our humanity. His bold ideas about how to think with greater humanistic coherence mark this topical book out as unmissable reading for all those involved in academe, especially those in higher educational policy or leadership positions.

White House Conference on the Humanities

White House Conference on the Humanities
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Select Education
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 985
Release: 1978
Genre: Government publications
ISBN: STANFORD:36105045253627

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The Humanities and the Future of the University

The Humanities and the Future of the University
Author: University of Windsor. Humanities Research Group
Publsiher: Windsor, Ont. : Humanities Research Group, University of Windsor
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1997
Genre: Humanities
ISBN: PSU:000033030159

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The Anthropocene

The Anthropocene
Author: Eva Horn,Hannes Bergthaller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2019-09-11
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780429800917

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The Anthropocene is a concept which challenges the foundations of humanities scholarship as it is traditionally understood. It calls not only for closer engagement with the natural sciences but also for a synthetic approach bringing together insights from the various subdisciplines in the humanities and social sciences which have addressed themselves to ecological questions in the past. This book is an introduction to, and structured survey of, the attempts that have been made to take the measure of the Anthropocene, and explores some of the paradigmatic problems which it raises. The difficulties of an introduction to the Anthropocene lie not only in the disciplinary breadth of the subject, but also in the rapid pace at which the surrounding debates have been, and still are, unfolding. This introduction proposes a conceptual map which, however provisionally, charts these ongoing discussions across a variety of scientific and humanistic disciplines. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers in the environmental humanities, particularly in literary and cultural studies, history, philosophy, and environmental studies.

Proceedings

Proceedings
Author: Australian Academy of the Humanities
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1973
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: UCAL:B3362096

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