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Literature lost : social agendas and the corruption of the humanities.

Author: John M Ellis
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With forceful logic, Professor John M. Ellis contends that humanistic education today, far from being historically aware, relies on anachronistic thinking. Ellis speaks out against an orthodoxy that has installed race, gender, and class perspectives at the center of college humanities curricula, and proposes change to repair the damage.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Ellis
ISBN: 0300075790 9780300075793
OCLC Number: 40927061
Notes: Originally published: 1997.
Description: 272 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The origins of political correctness --
The diversity of literature --
Gender, politics, and criticism --
The academic politics of race --
Class and perfect egalitarianism --
Activism and knowledge --
Power, objectivity, and PC logic --
Is theory to blame? --
How did it all happen, and what comes next?

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In this text, John Ellis seeks to subject the fashionable notions that now dominate college curricula in the humanities to a careful historical and logical analysis. The result is a critique and  Read more...

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