University in Ruins

ISBN-10: 0674929535
ISBN-13: 9780674929531
Edition: 1996 (Reprint)
Authors: Bill Readings
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Description: Tracing the roots of the modern American University in German philosophy & in the work of British thinkers such as Newman & Arnold, Readings argues that historically the integrity of the modern university has been linked to the nation-state.

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Book details

List price: $28.50
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/30/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Tracing the roots of the modern American University in German philosophy & in the work of British thinkers such as Newman & Arnold, Readings argues that historically the integrity of the modern university has been linked to the nation-state.

Bill Readings was Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the Université de Montréal.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Idea of Excellence
The Decline of the Nation-State
The University within the Limits of Reason
The University and the Idea of Culture
Literary Culture
Culture Wars and Cultural Studies
The Posthistorical University
The Time of Study: 1968
The Scene of Teaching
Dwelling in the Ruins
The Community of Dissensus
Notes
Index

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