Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity: Confronting the Fear of Knowledge (Palgrave Critical University Studies)

Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity: Confronting the Fear of Knowledge (Palgrave Critical University Studies)

By: Joanna Williams (author)Paperback

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Universities, once at the forefront of campaigns for intellectual liberty, are now bastions of conformity. This provocative book traces the demise of academic freedom within the context of changing ideas about the purpose of the university and the nature of knowledge and is a passionate call to arms for the power of academic thought today.

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Joanna Williams is Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Kent, UK and Education Editor for Spiked Online. She has previously published Consuming Higher Education: Why Learning Can't be Bought.

Contents

Introduction: Academic Freedom in an Era of Conformity 1. Free to be Critical 2. Conformity in the Academy 3. Criticality within the Disciplines 4. Disciplines Under Attack 5. Uncritical Theory 6. Impact of Feminism 7. From Academic Freedom to Academic Justice Conclusions

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/01/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781137514783
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 2016
  • Number Of Pages: 223
  • ID: 9781137514783
  • weight: 290
  • ISBN10: 1137514787

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