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The Resource Humanism betrayed : theory, ideology and culture in the contemporary university, Graham Good

Humanism betrayed : theory, ideology and culture in the contemporary university, Graham Good

Label
Humanism betrayed : theory, ideology and culture in the contemporary university
Title
Humanism betrayed
Title remainder
theory, ideology and culture in the contemporary university
Statement of responsibility
Graham Good
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Humanism Betrayed Graham Good offers a defence of liberal humanism against the illiberal trends, political and intellectual, that dominate today's university. He uses the McEwen Report episode at the University of British Columbia to illustrate the current political climate in universities, showing how due process was neglected in favour of ideological inquisition." "The intellectual trends Good discusses include what he calls the New Sectarianism, which rejects individuality in favour of collective identities based on race, gender, and sexual preference; Presentism, which rejects the notion of history as a continuous narrative in favour of seeing the past as interpretable in any way that suits the political interests of the present; and a "hermeneutic of suspicion," in which literary texts are seen as masks for discreditable political motives. Good demonstrates that these trends culminate in the prison-like "carceral" vision of Michel Foucault and his followers: the view that culture is ideology and that culture does not free humans but incarcerates them. Good contrasts this view with the liberal vision of culture and society represented by Northrop Frye, concluding with an analysis of the relationship between anti-humanist theory among academics and the managerial practices of university administrations, which, he argues, neglect or reject basic humanistic values such as free individuality, aesthetic greatness, and autonomous inquiry."--Jacket
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Good, Graham
Dewey number
378/.001
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Enseignement supérieur
  • Enseignement supérieur
  • Éducation humaniste
Label
Humanism betrayed : theory, ideology and culture in the contemporary university, Graham Good
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [111]-115)and index
Contents
Political correctness in Canada: the McEwen report on the political science department at UBC -- The new sectarianism: gender, race, sexual orientation -- Theory 1: Marx, Freud, Nietzsche -- Theory 2: Constructionism, ideology, textuality -- Presentism: postmodernism, poststructuralism, postcolonialism -- The carceral vision: Geertz, Greenblatt, Foucault, and culture as constraint -- The liberal humanist vision: Northrup Frye and culture as freedom -- Conclusion: the hegemony of theory and the managerial university
Control code
45224565
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
119 p.
Isbn
9780773521872
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Humanism betrayed : theory, ideology and culture in the contemporary university, Graham Good
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [111]-115)and index
Contents
Political correctness in Canada: the McEwen report on the political science department at UBC -- The new sectarianism: gender, race, sexual orientation -- Theory 1: Marx, Freud, Nietzsche -- Theory 2: Constructionism, ideology, textuality -- Presentism: postmodernism, poststructuralism, postcolonialism -- The carceral vision: Geertz, Greenblatt, Foucault, and culture as constraint -- The liberal humanist vision: Northrup Frye and culture as freedom -- Conclusion: the hegemony of theory and the managerial university
Control code
45224565
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
119 p.
Isbn
9780773521872
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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