No University is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom (BOK)

Cary Nelson

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No University Is an Island offers a comprehensive account of the social, political, and cultural forces undermining academic freedom. At once witty and devastating, it confronts these threats with exceptional frankness, then offers a prescription for higher education's renewal. In an insider's account of how the primary organization for faculty members nationwide has fought the culture wars, Cary Nelson, the current President of the American Association of University Professors, unveils struggles over governance and unionization and the increasing corporatization of higher education. Peppered throughout with previously unreported, and sometimes incendiary, higher education anecdotes, Nelson is at his flame-throwing best. The book calls on higher education's advocates of both the Left and the Right to temper conviction with tolerance and focus on higher education's real injustices. Nelson demands we stop denying teachers, student workers, and other employees a living wage and basic rights. He urges unions to take up the larger cause of justice. And he challenges his own and other academic organizations to embrace greater democracy.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Cary Nelson
Forlag
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780814725337
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 14,5cm x 22,1cm x 2cm
Vekt 431 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
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