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Beyond the Corporate University

Culture and Pedagogy in the New Millennium

Henry A. Giroux and Kostas Myrsiades - Contributions by Jeffrey J. Williams; Roger I. Simon; Peter Baker; Ronald Strickland; Ralph Rodriguez; Jerry Phillips; John Lofty; Amitava Kumar; Paul Smith; Christopher Wise; Barbara Foley; Lynn Worsham; Robert Miklitsch; Judy Norton and Richard Feldstein

A decade of budgetary, policy, and ideological contention has left American universities under the yoke of narrow-minded management models. As corporate culture increasingly invades educational and other public sectors, we as a nation have lost a clear vision of the public good and the necessary components of a vital democracy. Prominent scholars in this book seek to redress these trends. They move boldly beyond critique to show how and why the critical functions of a democratically informed civic education (not merely professional training) must become the core of the university's mission. They show why higher education must address what it means to relate knowledge to public life, and social responsibility to the demands of critical citizenship. Moreover, they show why democratic forms of education and various elements of a critical pedagogy are vital not only to individual students, but also to our economy and our democratic institutions and future leadership. They also suggest how we can move beyond the stagnation of current debates to more fully embrace the democratic possibilities of public education. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 360Size: 6 x 9 3/8
978-0-7425-1047-0 • Hardback • June 2001 • $118.00 • (£75.00)
978-0-7425-1048-7 • Paperback • June 2001 • $44.00 • (£29.95)
Henry A. Giroux is the Waterbury Professor of Education at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of several books including, The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence and Channel Surfing: Racism, the Media, and the Destruction of Today's Youth. Kostas Myrsiades is professor of English at West Chester University and the editor of The College Literature Journal.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Critical Education or Training: Beyond the Commidification of Higher Education
Part 2 Higher Education and the Politics of Corporate Culture
Chapter 3 Franchising the University
Chapter 4 The University: A Place to Think
Chapter 5 Vocationalizing Higher Education: Schooling and the Politics of Corporate Culture
Chapter 6 Literary Theory and the Role of the University
Part 7 Cultural Politics and the Struggle over Curricula
Chapter 8 Curriculum Mortis: A Manifesto for Structural Change
Chapter 9 Brown vs. Higher Education: Pedagogy, Cultural Politics, and Latina/o Activism
Chapter 10 Culture, the Academy, and the Police: or, Reading Matthew Arnold in 'Our Present Unsettled State'
Chapter 11 Timescapes for Literacy: Time in Academic Communities
Part 12 The Responsibility of Literature and the Possibility of Politics
Chapter 13 World Bank Literature:101
Chapter 14 The Political Responsibility of the Teaching of Literatures
Chapter 15 The Case for Jameson; or, Towards a Marxian Pedagogy of World Literature
Chapter 16 Subversion and Oppostionality in the Academy
Part 17 Making the Pedagogical More Political
Chapter 18 Going Postal: Pedagogic Violence and the Schooling of Emotion
Chapter 19 The Politics of Teaching: The 'Paedagogical Effect'
Chapter 20 Guerilla Pedagogy: Conflicting Authority and Interpretation in the Classroom
Chapter 21 Multimedia Pedagogy and Sunday Morning Millennial Fever
It cannot be stressed strongly enough how important this volume of studies is to the discussion of pedagogy in institutions of higher learning.
Teaching Theology & Religion

A copy of [this volume] should be on the shelf of every literary and cultural-studies practitioner concerned with the way our institutions and workplaces shape the possibilities of our scholarship and teaching.
College Literature

Beyond the Corporate University includes valuable essays on pedagogical and curricular strategies.