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Knowledge, power, and academic freedom

Author: Joan Wallach Scott
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
Series: Wellek Library lecture series at the University of California, Irvine.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Academic freedom rests on a shared belief that the production of knowledge advances the common good. In an era of education budget cuts, wealthy donors intervening in university decisions, and right-wing groups threatening dissenters, scholars cannot expect that those in power will value their work. Can academic freedom survive in this environment - and must we rearticulate what academic freedom is for in order to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Wallach Scott
ISBN: 9780231190466 0231190468
OCLC Number: 1035437293
Description: 171 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Academic freedom as an ethical practice --
Knowledge, power, and academic freedom --
Civility, affect, and academic freedom --
Academic freedom and the state --
On free speech and academic freedom.
Series Title: Wellek Library lecture series at the University of California, Irvine.
Responsibility: Joan Wallach Scott.

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This book presents a series of essays by the renowned historian Joan Wallach Scott that explore the history and theory of academic freedom and the value of critical inquiry today. Scott gives a  Read more...

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