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university in ruins

Bill Readings

university in ruins

by Bill Readings

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


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Includes index.

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The University in Ruins (Häftad, ), Häftad - Find the lowest prices at PriceRunner Compare prices from 3 stores Don't overpay - SAVE today! University of Michigan, he has also written two books on German history. I. Introduction When Till asked me to propose a topic for this lecture, I Googled my mental archive for the keywords “Quebec” and “knowledge” and came up with Bill Readings’ book The University in Ruins. Readings was a professor of comparative literature here at.

Historically, in Europe and North America, the university has served as the primary institutional reservoir of national culture. This book examines contemporary shifts in the function of the "University" as the inculcator within the nation-state of the concept of national culture, arguing that as the nation-state has lost its power as the primary focus of society, it is no longer clear Cited by: 4. The Ruins of Ruins Part Three. Residues of a Dream World Treks across Fields of Rubble 5. Ships Stranded in the Forest 6. Bringing a Destroyed Place Back to Life 7. Railroads to Nowhere Part Four. The Debris of Violence Bright Objects 8. Topographies of Oblivion 9.

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The University in Ruins. Books on the future of higher education are a booming business these days. Readings situates his discussion of the modern university in. “ The University in Ruins is both challenging and accessible.

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Tracing the roots of the modern American University in German philosophy and in the work of British thinkers such as Newman and Arnold, Bill Readings argues that historically the integrity of the modern University has been linked to the nation-state, which it has served by promoting and protecting the idea of a national culture.

But now the nation-state is in decline, and national. Rolfe’s book examines the factors contributing to the transformation of the university from a site of culture and knowledge to what might be termed an ‘information factory’, and explores strategies for how, in Readings’ words, members of the academic community might continue to ‘dwell in the ruins of the university’ in a productive.

-- Mal Logan Quadrant The University in Ruins is both challenging and accessible. Readings can discuss the German Idealists and Macro-Economists, F. Leavis and Francois Lyotard, Beavis and Butt-Head, even Bill and Ted and (of course) their Excellent Adventure-all without obfuscation or condescension/5(5).

Bill Readings' scholarly work The University in Ruins is one of the most challenging and critical books of this genre. He argues compellingly that there is a crisis of purpose in the modern university Readings' arguments about the linkages between globalisation, corporatism, culture and the university provide an important insight into the malaise of the contemporary university This highly intelligent and fiercely written book /5(5).

The rise of corporatism in the North American University was charted by Bill Readings in the mid nineteen-nineties in his book The University in Ruins. The intervening years have seen the corporate university grow and extend to the point where its evolution into a large business corporation is seemingly complete.

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Bill Reading's Cormac-McCarthy-esque assessment of higher education, The University in Ruins, tries in vain to find that hundredth question. The domain of the university, ideally reserved for the kind of high-minded pondering that produces nuclear weapons and Nobel prizes, has become just another marketplace/5(7).

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