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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Defining the Humanities

Defining the Humanities
Author : Robert E. Proctor
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release Date : 1998
Category : Education
Total pages :239
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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.

Scientific Methods for the Humanities

Scientific Methods for the Humanities
Author : Willie Van Peer,Jèmeljan Hakemulder,Frank Hakemulder,Sonia Zyngier
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date : 2012
Category : Literary Criticism
Total pages :328
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Focuses on the empirical research methods for the Humanities. Suitable for students and scholars of Literature, Applied Linguistics, and Film and Media, this title helps readers to reflect on the problems and possibilities of testing the empirical assumptions and offers hands-on learning opportunities to develop empirical studies.

Death and the Humanities

Death and the Humanities
Author : Sharon Scholl
Publisher : Bucknell University Press
Release Date : 1984
Category : Art
Total pages :238
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Examines the variety of treatments of the theme of death in the works of painters, sculptors, novelists, poets, and composers.

Psychoanalysis And The Humanities

Psychoanalysis And The Humanities
Author : Laurie Adams,Jacques Szaluta
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2013-08-21
Category : Psychology
Total pages :168
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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Time for the Humanities

A Time for the Humanities
Author : Tim Dean,Ewa Plonowska Ziarek
Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
Release Date : 2009-08-25
Category : Education
Total pages :283
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This book brings together an international roster of renowned scholars from disciplines including philosophy, political theory, intellectual history, and literary studies to address the conceptual foundations of the humanities and the question of their future. What notions of the future, of the human, and of finitude underlie recurring anxieties about the humanities in our current geopolitical situation? How can we think about the unpredictable and unthought dimensions of praxis implicit in the very notion of futurity? The essays here argue that the uncertainty of the future represents both an opportunity for critical engagement and a matrix for invention. Broadly conceived, the notion of invention, or cultural poiesis, questions the key assumptions and tasks of a whole range of practices in the humanities, beginning with critique, artistic practices, and intellectual inquiry, and ending with technology, emancipatory politics, and ethics. The essays discuss a wide range of key figures (e.g., Deleuze, Freud, Lacan, Foucault, Kristeva, Irigaray), problems (e.g., becoming, kinship and the foreign, "disposable populations" within a global political economy, queerness and the death drive, the parapoetic, electronic textuality, invention and accountability, political and social reform in Latin America), disciplines and methodologies (philosophy, art and art history, visuality, political theory, criticism and critique, psychoanalysis, gender analysis, architecture, literature, art). The volume should be required reading for all who feel a deep commitment to the humanities, its practices, and its future.

The Future of the Humanities

The Future of the Humanities
Author : American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1969
Category : Humanities
Total pages :281
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Latour and the Humanities

Latour and the Humanities
Author : Rita Felski,Stephen Muecke
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University 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