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The University in Ruins

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$32.50 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674929531

Publication Date: 10/30/1997


256 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Foreword by Diane Elam
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Idea of Excellence
  • 3. The Decline of the Nation-State
  • 4. The University within the Limits of Reason
  • 5. The University and the Idea of Culture
  • 6. Literary Culture
  • 7. Culture Wars and Cultural Studies
  • 8. The Posthistorical University
  • 9. The Time of Study: 1968
  • 10. The Scene of Teaching
  • 11. Dwelling in the Ruins
  • 12. The Community of Dissensus
  • Notes
  • Index

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