Humanism Betrayed
Ideology, and Culture in the Contemporary University

Good, Graham
Publisher:  McGill-Queen's University Press
Year Published:  2001  
Pages:  128pp   ISBN:  978-0773521872
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX12549

This book offers a defence of liberal humanism as a philosophy of higher education, particularly in the humanities, against the illiberal trends, political and intellectual, that are currently dominating the university.

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Table of Contents
Introduction
Acknowledgments
1 Political Correctness in Canada: The McEwen Report on the Political Science Department at UBC
2 The New Sectarianism: Gender, Race, Sexual Orientation
3 Theory 1: Marx, Freud, Nietzsche
4 Theory 2: Constructionism, Ideology, Textuality
5 Presentism: Postmodernism, Poststructuralism, Postcolonialism
6 The Carceral Vision: Geertz, Greenblatt, Foucault, and Culture as Constraint
7 The Liberal Humanist Vision: Northrop Frye and Culture as Freedom
Conclusion: The Hegemony of Theory and the Managerial University
References
Index

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