Academic freedom in the post-9/11 era / edited by Edward J. Carvalho and David B. Downing.
- 1st ed.
- New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
- Education, politics, and public life.
Education, politics and public life
x, 300 p. ; 22 cm.
- Academic freedom -- United States.
Education, Higher -- United States,
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Influence.
- "Academic freedom has been a principle that undergirds the university since 1915. Beyond this, it also protects a spirit of free inquiry essential to a democratic society. But in the post-9/11 present, the basic principles of academic freedom have been deeply challenged. This timely collection of essays and interviews addresses some of the most urgent issues facing higher education and democratic society in the United States. Global political and economic pressures have had dramatic effect on the conditions for teaching and research, and many of these changes have raised serious questions about the status of academic freedom and intellectual activism"-- Provided by publisher.
"Since 9/11 there have been many startling instances where the rhetoric of national security and terror, corporate interests, and privatization have cast a pall over the terrain of academic freedom. In the post-9/11 university, professors face job loss or tenure denial for speaking against state power, while their students pay more tuition and fall deeper in debt. This timely collection features an impressive assembly of the nation's leading intellectuals, addressing some of the most urgent issues facing higher education in the United States today. Spanning a wide array of disciplinary fields, Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era seeks to intervene on the economic and political crises that are compromising the future of our educational institutions"-- Provided by publisher.
- Machine generated contents note: Reframing Academic Freedom
Edward J. Carvalho & David B. Downing * PART I: STATE OF THE UNION * Academic Unfreedom in America: Rethinking the University as a Democratic Public Sphere
Henry A. Giroux * Barefoot in New Zealand: The Politics of Campus Conflict
Cary Nelson * Marketing McCarthyism: The Media's Role in the War on Academic Freedom
John K. Wilson * PART II: CHURCHILL V. UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO The Myth of Academic Freedom: Experiencing the Application of Liberal Principle in a Neoconservative Era
Ward Churchill * PART III: THE IMAGE AND REALITY OF TEACHING THE ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT * Civility and Academic Life
Norman G. Finkelstein * The Risk of Knowing
Irene Gendzier * PART IV: NEOLIBERAL FREEDOMS, CONTINGENCY, AND CAPITAL * Caught in the Crunch
Ellen Messer-Davidow * Academic Bondage
Jeffrey J. Williams * Take Your Ritalin and Shut Up
Marc Bousquet * Neoliberalism and the Crisis of Intellectual Engagement
Sophia A. McClennen * PART V: REFLECTIONS AND TIGHTROPE HOPES * Generation Kill: Nietzschean Meditations on the University, War, Youth, and Guns
Susan Searls Giroux * The Post-9/11 University: It Could Have Been Much Worse
Robert M. O'Neil * Lessons from History: Interview with Noam Chomsky
Edward J. Carvalho * Taking Back the Street Corner: Interview with Martin Espada
Edward J. Carvalho * Preserving the Democratic Experiment: Interview with Cornel West
Edward J. Carvalho.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the James Hosmer Penniman Book Fund.
- Carvalho, Edward J.
Downing, David B., 1947-
James Hosmer Penniman Book Fund.
- 9780230108349 (hardback)
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