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Retooling the Humanities

Retooling the Humanities
Author : Daniel Coleman,Smaro Kamboureli
Publisher : University of Alberta
Release Date : 2012-07-02
Category : Business & Economics
Total pages :336
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Is market-driven research healthy? Responding to the language of “knowledge mobilization” that percolates through Canadian postsecondary education, the literary scholars who contributed these essays address the challenges that an intensified culture of research capitalism brings to the humanities in particular. Stakeholders in Canada's research infrastructure—university students, professors, and administrators; grant policy makers and bureaucrats; and the public who are the ultimate inheritors of such knowledge—are urged to examine a range of perspectives on the increasingly entrepreneurial university environment and its growing corporate culture.

From Humanism to the Humanities

From Humanism to the Humanities
Author : Anthony Grafton,Lisa Jardine
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
Release Date : 1986
Category : Education, Humanistic
Total pages :224
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National Endowment for the Humanities Annual Report

National Endowment for the Humanities Annual Report
Author : National Endowment for the Humanities
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1985
Category :
Total pages :129
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Includes appendices.

Latour and the Humanities

Latour and the Humanities
Author : Rita Felski,Stephen Muecke
Publisher : JHU Press
Release Date : 2020-09-01
Category : Literary Criticism
Total pages :488
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Contributors: David J. Alworth, Anders Blok, Claudia Breger, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Yves Citton, Steven Connor, Gerard de Vries, Simon During, Rita Felski, Francis Halsall, Graham Harman, Antoine Hennion, Casper Bruun Jensen, Bruno Latour, Heather Love, Patrice Maniglier, Stephen Muecke, Barbara Herrnstein Smith, Nigel Thrift, Michael Witmore

The Making of the Humanities

The Making of the Humanities
Author : Rens Bod,Jaap Maat,Thijs Weststeijn
Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
Release Date : 2010
Category : History
Total pages :400
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This first volume in 'The making of the humanities' series focuses on the early modern period. Specialists from various disciplines offer their view on the history of linguistics, literary studies, musicology, historiography, and philosophy.

Globally Networked Teaching in the Humanities

Globally Networked Teaching in the Humanities
Author : Alexandra Schultheis Moore,Sunka Simon
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2015-04-10
Category : Education
Total pages :246
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As colleges and universities in North America increasingly identify "internationalization" as a key component of the institution’s mission and strategic plans, faculty and administrators are charged with finding innovative and cost-effective approaches to meet those goals. This volume provides an overview and concrete examples of globally-networked learning environments across the humanities from the perspective of all of their stakeholders: teachers, instructional designers, administrators and students. By addressing logistical, technical, pedagogical and intercultural aspects of globally-networked teaching, this volume offers a unique perspective on this form of curricular innovation through internationalization. It speaks directly to the ways in which new technologies and pedagogies can promote humanities-based learning for the future and with it the broader essential skills of intercultural sensitivity, communication and collaboration, and critical thinking.

Regionalism and the Humanities

Regionalism and the Humanities
Author : Timothy R. Mahoney,Wendy J. Katz
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release Date : 2008-12-01
Category : Political Science
Total pages :343
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Although the framework of regionalist studies may seem to be crumbling under the weight of increasing globalization, this collection of seventeen essays makes clear that cultivating regionalism lies at the center of the humanist endeavor. With interdisciplinary contributions from poets and fiction writers, literary historians, musicologists, and historians of architecture, agriculture, and women, this volume implements some of the most innovative and intriguing approaches to the history and value of regionalism as a category for investigation in the humanities. In the volume’s inaugural essay, Annie Proulx discusses landscapes in American fiction, comments on how she constructs characters, and interprets current literary trends. Edward Watts offers a theory of region that argues for comparisons of the United States to other former colonies of Great Britain, including New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Whether considering a writer's connection to region or the idea of place in exploring what is meant by regionalism, these essays uncover an enduring and evolving concept. Although the approaches and disciplines vary, all are framed within the fundamental premise of the humanities: the search to understand what it means to be human.

A New History of the Humanities

A New History of the Humanities
Author : Rens Bod
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release Date : 2013-11-14
Category : History
Total pages :400
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Many histories of science have been written, but A New History of the Humanities offers the first overarching history of the humanities from Antiquity to the present. There are already historical studies of musicology, logic, art history, linguistics, and historiography, but this volume gathers these, and many other humanities disciplines, into a single coherent account. Its central theme is the way in which scholars throughout the ages and in virtually all civilizations have sought to identify patterns in texts, art, music, languages, literature, and the past. What rules can we apply if we wish to determine whether a tale about the past is trustworthy? By what criteria are we to distinguish consonant from dissonant musical intervals? What rules jointly describe all possible grammatical sentences in a language? How can modern digital methods enhance pattern-seeking in the humanities? Rens Bod contends that the hallowed opposition between the sciences (mathematical, experimental, dominated by universal laws) and the humanities (allegedly concerned with unique events and hermeneutic methods) is a mistake born of a myopic failure to appreciate the pattern-seeking that lies at the heart of this inquiry. A New History of the Humanities amounts to a persuasive plea to give Panini, Valla, Bopp, and countless other often overlooked intellectual giants their rightful place next to the likes of Galileo, Newton, and Einstein.

The Case for the Humanities

The Case for the Humanities
Author : Eric Touya de Marenne
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2016-12-01
Category : Education
Total pages :170
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Countering the perception that the humanities are unessential, this volume contends that their well-being has not only academic but also cultural, political, and existential ramifications.

Rejuvenating the Humanities

Rejuvenating the Humanities
Author : Ray Broadus Browne,Marshall William Fishwick
Publisher : Popular Press
Release Date : 1992
Category : Social Science
Total pages :175
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The twenty essays in this effort to bring new vitality to the humanities range through fields familiar in life but unfamiliar in the humanities canon. They include leisure, folk cultures, material culture, pornography, comics, animal rights, Black studies, traveling, and, of course, the bugbear of academics, television.

A New Deal for the Humanities

A New Deal for the Humanities
Author : Gordon Hutner,Feisal G. Mohamed
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release Date : 2015-11-11
Category : Education
Total pages :210
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Many in higher education fear that the humanities are facing a crisis. But even if the rhetoric about “crisis” is overblown, humanities departments do face increasing pressure from administrators, politicians, parents, and students. In A New Deal for the Humanities, Gordon Hutner and Feisal G. Mohamed bring together twelve prominent scholars who address the history, the present state, and the future direction of the humanities. These scholars keep the focus on public higher education, for it is in our state schools that the liberal arts are taught to the greatest numbers and where their neglect would be most damaging for the nation. The contributors offer spirited and thought-provoking debates on a diverse range of topics. For instance, they deplore the push by administrations to narrow learning into quantifiable outcomes as well as the demands of state governments for more practical, usable training. Indeed, for those who suggest that a college education should be “practical”—that it should lean toward the sciences and engineering, where the high-paying jobs are—this book points out that while a few nations produce as many technicians as the United States does, America is still renowned worldwide for its innovation and creativity, skills taught most effectively in the humanities. Most importantly, the essays in this collection examine ways to make the humanities even more effective, such as offering a broader array of options than the traditional major/minor scheme, options that combine a student’s professional and intellectual interests, like the new medical humanities programs. A democracy can only be as energetic as the minds of its citizens, and the questions fundamental to the humanities are also fundamental to a thoughtful life. A New Deal for the Humanities takes an intrepid step in making the humanities—and our citizens—even stronger in the future.

Terror, Theory and the Humanities

Terror, Theory and the Humanities
Author : Jeffrey R. Di Leo,Uppinder Mehan
Publisher : Open Humanitites Press
Release Date : 2012
Category : Humanities
Total pages :246
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Law and the Humanities

Law and the Humanities
Author : Austin Sarat,Matthew Anderson,Cathrine O. Frank
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2010
Category : Law
Total pages :539
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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.

The Humanities

The Humanities
Author : Ron Blazek,Elizabeth Smith Aversa
Publisher : Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
Release Date : 1994
Category : Reference
Total pages :504
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Updated and expanded to embrace new developments in the electronic environment and new emphases on multicultural and female influences and accomplishments, the fourth edition (3rd ed., 1988) of this guide to humanities information sources includes 1,250 major entries. Chapters cover general humanities, philosophy, religion, visual arts, performing arts, and language and literature. Organized as previous editions, the volume provides one chapter on sources and another on access for each area. The "sources" chapters have in-depth descriptions of both print and electronic tools; the "access" chapters relate to finding and retrieving information. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Darwinian Misadventures in the Humanities

Darwinian Misadventures in the Humanities
Author : Eugene Goodheart
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Release Date : 2009
Category : Social Science
Total pages :136
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In recent decades the humanities have been in thrall to postmodern skepticism, while Darwinists, brimming with confidence in the genuine progress they have made in the sciences of biology and psychology, have set their sights on rescuing the humanities from the ravages of postmodernism. In this volume, Eugene Goodheart attacks the neo-Darwinist approach to the arts and articulates a powerful defense of humanist criticism. E. O. Wilson, the distinguished Harvard biologist, has spoken of converting philosophy into science, substituting science for religion, and formulating a biological theory of literature and the arts in Consilence: The Unity of Knowledge. Goodheart demonstrates that Wilson's efforts, and those of his colleagues Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, and Daniel Dennett among others, have resulted in scientism rather than science. If, for example, Dawkins had contented himself in The Selfish Gene with the claim that Darwinism had made worthless other answers to the question of how we have evolved, he would have given offense only to creationists, but questions of meaning and purpose are of another order. Contemporary Darwinist critiques err in assuming that art and traditional criticism aspire to truths that can be codified in terms of scientific laws. If this were so, we would have to regard the speculations of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Montaigne, Shakespeare, and Rousseau as worthless. Goodheart exposes the philistinism of literary Darwinism, the bad faith and inverted fundamentalism of the Darwinian approach to religion, and the dangers of the effort to create a Darwinian ethical system. Taken together, Goodheart's arguments show that in moving beyond their area of competence, the neo -Darwinists commit an ideology, not a science. Eugene Goodheart, is Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Brandeis University. His books include Novel Practices: Classic Modern Fiction, Modernism and the Critical Spirit, The Cult of the Ego, and Confessions of a Secular Jew, all available from Transaction.