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The Humanities and Public Life

The Humanities and Public Life Book
Author : Peter Brooks
Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
Release : 2014-03-01
ISBN : 082325707X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book tests the proposition that the humanities can, and at their best do, represent a commitment to ethical reading. And that this commitment, and the training and discipline of close reading that underlie it, represent something that the humanities need to bring to other fields: to professional training and to public life. What leverage does reading, of the attentive sort practiced in the interpretive humanities, give you on life? Does such reading represent or produce an ethics? The question was posed for many in the humanities by the “Torture Memos” released by the Justice Department a few years ago, presenting arguments that justified the use of torture by the U.S. government with the most twisted, ingenious, perverse, and unethical interpretation of legal texts. No one trained in the rigorous analysis of poetry could possibly engage in such bad-faith interpretation without professional conscience intervening to say: This is not possible. Teaching the humanities appears to many to be an increasingly disempowered profession—and status—within American culture. Yet training in the ability to read critically the messages with which society, politics, and culture bombard us may be more necessary than ever in a world in which the manipulation of minds and hearts is more and more what running the world is all about. This volume brings together a group of distinguished scholars and intellectuals to debate the public role and importance of the humanities. Their exchange suggests that Shelley was not wrong to insist that poets are the unacknowledged legislators of mankind: Cultural change carries everything in its wake. The attentive interpretive reading practiced in the humanities ought to be an export commodity to other fields and to take its place in the public sphere.

A New History of the Humanities

A New History of the Humanities Book
Author : Rens Bod
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-01
ISBN : 0199665214
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Offers the first overarching history of the humanities from Antiquity to the present.

The Value of the Humanities

The Value of the Humanities Book
Author : Helen Small
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2013-10-04
ISBN : 0191506796
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Value of the Humanities provides a critical account of the principal arguments used to defend the value of the Humanities. The claims considered are: that the Humanities study the meaning-making practices of culture, and bring to their work a distinctive understanding of what constitutes knowledge and understanding; that, though useful to society in many ways, they remain laudably at odds with, or at a remove from, instrumental use value; that they contribute to human happiness; that they are a force for democracy; and that they are a good in themselves, to be valued 'for their own sake'. Engaging closely with contemporary literary and philosophical work in the field from the UK and US, Helen Small distinguishes between arguments that retain strong Victorian roots (Mill on happiness; Arnold on use value) and those that have developed or been substantially altered since. Unlike many works in this field, The Value of the Humanities is not a polemic or a manifesto. Its purpose is to explore the grounds for each argument, and to test its validity for the present day. Tough-minded, alert to changing historical conditions for argument and changing styles of rhetoric, it promises to sharpen the terms of the public debate.

Value and the Humanities

Value and the Humanities Book
Author : Zoe Hope Bulaitis
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-06-29
ISBN : 3030378926
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tracing the shift from liberal to neoliberal education from the nineteenth century to the present day, this open access book provides a rich and previously underdeveloped narrative of value in higher education in England. Value and the Humanities draws upon historical, financial, and critical debates concerning educational and cultural policy. Rather than writing a singular defence of the humanities against economic rationalism, Zoe Hope Bulaitis constructs a nuanced map of the intersections of value in the humanities, encompassing an exploration of policy engagement, scientific discourses, fictional representation, and the humanities in public life. The book articulates a kaleidoscopic range of humanities practices which demonstrate that although recent policy encourages higher education to be entirely motivated by outcomes, fiscal targets, and the acquisition of employability skills, the humanities continue to inspire and aspire beyond these limits. This book is a historically-grounded and theoretically-informed analysis of the value of the humanities within the context of the market.

The Humanities and the Dream of America

The Humanities and the Dream of America Book
Author : Geoffrey Galt Harpham
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2011-02-15
ISBN : 0226317013
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this bracing and original book, Geoffrey Galt Harpham argues that today’s humanities are an invention of the American academy in the years following World War II, when they were first conceived as an expression of American culture and an instrument of American national interests. The humanities portray a “dream of America” in two senses: they represent an aspiration of Americans since the first days of the Republic for a state so secure and prosperous that people could enjoy and appreciate culture for its own sake; and they embody in academic terms an idealized conception of the American national character. Although they are struggling to retain their status in America, the concept of the humanities has spread to other parts of the world and remains one of America's most distinctive and valuable contributions to higher education. The Humanities and the Dream of America explores a number of linked problems that have emerged in recent years: the role, at once inspiring and disturbing, played by philology in the formation of the humanities; the reasons for the humanities’ perpetual state of “crisis”; the shaping role of philanthropy in the humanities; and the new possibilities for literary study offered by the subject of pleasure. Framed by essays that draw on Harpham’s pedagogical experiences abroad and as a lecturer at the U.S. Air Force Academy, as well as his vantage as director of the National Humanities Center, this book provides an essential perspective on the history, ideology, and future of this important topic.

What Are the Humanities For

What Are the Humanities For  Book
Author : Willem B. Drees
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2021-04-29
ISBN : 1108976727
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What are the humanities for? The question has perhaps never seemed more urgent. While student numbers have grown in higher education, universities and colleges increasingly have encouraged students to opt for courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) or take programs in applied subjects like business and management. When tertiary learning has taken such a notably utilitarian turn, the humanities are judged to have lost their centrality. Willem B. Drees has no wish nostalgically to prioritize the humanities so as to retrieve some lost high culture. But he does urge us to adopt a clearer conception of the humanities as more than just practical vehicles for profit or education. He argues that these disciplines, while serving society, are also intrinsic to our humanity. His bold ideas about how to think with greater humanistic coherence mark this topical book out as unmissable reading for all those involved in academe, especially those in higher educational policy or leadership positions.

Nietzsche and the Modern Crisis of the Humanities

Nietzsche and the Modern Crisis of the Humanities Book
Author : Peter Levine
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1995-01-01
ISBN : 9780791423271
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is a critique of Nietzsche's theory of culture that proposes an alternative paradigm allowing a defense of the humanities against such Nietzschians as Leo Strauss and Derrida.

Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities

Computer   Assisted Research in the Humanities Book
Author : Joseph Raben
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2014-05-18
ISBN : 1483148807
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Computer-Assisted Research in the Humanities describes various computer-assisted research in the humanities and related social sciences. It is a compendium of data collected between November 1966 and May 1972 and published in Computer and the Humanities. The book begins with an analysis of language teaching texts including the DOVACK system, a program used for remedial reading instruction. It then discusses the objectives, types of computer used, and status of the Bibliographic On-line Display (BOLD), semiotic systems, augmented human intellect program, automatic indexing, and similar research. The remaining chapters present computer-assisted research on language and literature, philosophy, social sciences, and visual arts. Students who seek a single reference work for computer-assisted research in the humanities will find this book useful.

White House Conference on the Humanities

White House Conference on the Humanities Book
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Select Education
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1978
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Humanities and the Future of the University

The Humanities and the Future of the University Book
Author : University of Windsor. Humanities Research Group
Publisher : Windsor, Ont. : Humanities Research Group, University of Windsor
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Proceedings

Proceedings Book
Author : Australian Academy of the Humanities
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1973
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Anthropocene

The Anthropocene Book
Author : Eva Horn,Hannes Bergthaller
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-09-11
ISBN : 0429800916
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Anthropocene is a concept which challenges the foundations of humanities scholarship as it is traditionally understood. It calls not only for closer engagement with the natural sciences but also for a synthetic approach bringing together insights from the various subdisciplines in the humanities and social sciences which have addressed themselves to ecological questions in the past. This book is an introduction to, and structured survey of, the attempts that have been made to take the measure of the Anthropocene, and explores some of the paradigmatic problems which it raises. The difficulties of an introduction to the Anthropocene lie not only in the disciplinary breadth of the subject, but also in the rapid pace at which the surrounding debates have been, and still are, unfolding. This introduction proposes a conceptual map which, however provisionally, charts these ongoing discussions across a variety of scientific and humanistic disciplines. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers in the environmental humanities, particularly in literary and cultural studies, history, philosophy, and environmental studies.

The Concepts of Humanism and the Humanities in American Higher Education

The Concepts of Humanism and the Humanities in American Higher Education Book
Author : William Scammell Schuyler
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1966
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Identifies and describes specific government assistance opportunities such as loans, grants, counseling, and procurement contracts available under many agencies and programs.

Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities

Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities Book
Author : Stephen Siperstein,Shane Hall,Stephanie LeMenager
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2016-10-04
ISBN : 1317423232
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate change is an enormous and increasingly urgent issue. This important book highlights how humanities disciplines can mobilize the creative and critical power of students, teachers, and communities to confront climate change. The book is divided into four clear sections to help readers integrate climate change into the classes and topics they are already teaching as well as engage with interdisciplinary methods and techniques. Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities constitutes a map and toolkit for anyone who wishes to draw upon the strengths of literary and cultural studies to teach valuable lessons that engage with climate change.

Defining the Humanities

Defining the Humanities Book
Author : Robert E. Proctor
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780253212191
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Think of this as 'The Thinking Man's Bloom' or 'The Thinking Woman's Closing of the American Mind.' It takes up debates about education and reasons about them, where Bloom often only blasted away.... This is one of the more helpful recent statements of the case for the classics, accompanied by rather venturesome curricular suggestions." —Christian Century "His exciting readable book calls for a return to a study of the classics—and of the Renaissance poets and scholars, like Petrarch, who rediscovered the classics." —Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World "... a splendid statement bringing together in a careful and coherent way the prospects for a solid humanities curriculum." —Ernest L. Boyer Ten years ago when this book was first published it was called Education's Great Amnesia: Reconsidering the Humanities from Petrarch to Freud. It is being reissued now in a second edition with a different title for a new generation of readers who cannot have forgotten what they never knew. What are the humanities? Can we agree on a core curriculum of humanistic studies? Robert Proctor answers these questions in a provocative, readable book.

The Sciences and the Humanities

The Sciences and the Humanities Book
Author : W T Jones
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-01-08
ISBN : 0520327934
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1965.

Law and the Humanities

Law and the Humanities Book
Author : Austin Sarat,Matthew Anderson,Cathrine O. Frank
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0521899052
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A review and analysis of existing scholarship on the different national traditions and on the various modes and subjects of law and humanities.

National Arts and Humanities Foundations

National Arts and Humanities Foundations Book
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Special Subcommittee on Labor
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1965
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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