After Political Correctness: The Humanities and Society in the 1990s

After Political Correctness: The Humanities and Society in the 1990s

By: Christopher Newfield (author), Ronald Strickland (editor)Paperback

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This book resituates the political correctness debates in the humanities branch of the academy. Contending that conservatives have tainted entire academic disciplines, causing university humanists to go from irrelevant to dangerous overnight, the contributors see the PC debates as a struggle over the very purposes of higher education in the United States. Ronald Strickland and Christopher Newfield have assembled the best and brightest from across the academic disciplines for disclosure on the future of higher education in light of PC.

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Introduction: going public, Christopher Newfield and Ronald Strickland. Part 1 The genealogy of the anti-PC agenda: managing the anti-PC industry, Sara Diamond; manufacturing the attack on liberalized higher education, Ellen Messer-Davidow; blow-back - playing the nationalist card backfires, Gerald Horne; the entrepreneurship of the new - corporate direction and educational issues in the 1990s, Evan Watkins and Lisa Schubert. Part 2 Responding to the anti-PC attacks - univesity culture: the campaign against political correctness - what's really at stake, Joan Wallach Scott; illiberal reporting, Alice Jardine; political correctness, principled contextualism, pedagogical conscience, Evan Carton; not born on the 4th of July - cultural differences and American literary studies, Gregory S. Jay; take back the mike - producing a language for date rape, Grant Farred; the institutional response to difference, Jean E. Howard; culture wars and the profession of literature, Vincent P. Pecora. Part 4 Responding to the anti-PC attacks - the university and social economy: political correctness and the attack on American colleges, Paul Lauter; English after the USSR, Richard Ohmann; the politics of political correctness, Richard Terdiman. Part 5 After PC - redesigning disciplines and institutions: neither impugning nor disavowing whiteness does a viable politics make - the limits of identity politics, George Yudice; the campus culture and the politics of change and accountability, Thomas P. Wallace; public policy and multiculturalism in America, A.R. Lategola; '68 or something, Lauren Berland; cultural studies - countering a de-politicized culture, Donald Lazere; something queer about the nation-state, Michael Warner; multiculturalism in the Nineties - pitfalls and possibilities, Rajeswari Mohan; curriculum mortis - a manifesto for structural change, Ronald Strickland.

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  • publication date: 11/04/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780813323374
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9780813323374
  • weight: 468
  • ISBN10: 0813323371

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