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Taking back the academy! : history of activism, history as activism

Author: Jim Downs; Jen Manion
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text is both an historical look at activism on campus since the 1960s and an exploration of the ways in which the historian's craft leads to social change. The authors defend political dissent and document the importance of activism and public debate on college campuses.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Biography, Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Downs; Jen Manion
ISBN: 041594810X 9780415948104 0415948118 9780415948111 9780203339589 0203339584
OCLC Number: 55738711
Notes: Papers derived from a conference held at Columbia University in New York, N.Y. in 2002.
Description: xiii, 221 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Bench talk / Jim Downs and Jennifer Manion --
Teaching student activism / Eileen Eagan --
Debating Tlatelolco : thirty years of public debates about the Mexican student movement of 1968 / Vania Markarian --
Between Berlin and Berkeley, Frankfurt and San Francisco : the student movements of the 1960s in transatlantic perspective / Martin Klimke --
Unionizing for a more democratic and responsive university / Anita Seth --
What is a university? Anti-union campaigns in Academia / Kimberly Phillips-Fein --
Where have all the politics gone? A graduate student's reflections / John McMillian --
Glass tower : half full or half empty? / Nancy A. Hewitt --
Toxic torts : historians in the courtroom / David Rosner --
Most craven abdication of democratic principles : on the U.S. attack on Iraq / Glenda Gilmore --
Forging activist alliances : identity, identification, and position / Drucilla Cornell and Kitty Krupat --
Calling all liberals : connecting feminist theory, activism, and history / Jennifer Manion --
Producing for use and teaching the whole student : can pedagogy be a form of activism? / Kathleen M. Brown and Tracey M. Weis --
Teaching across the color line : a warning about identity politics in the classroom / Jim Downs --
2.5 cheers for bridging the gap between activism and the academy ; or, stay and fight : to which is added an account of radical scholar-activist in the wake of the Iraq war / Jesse Lemisch.
Responsibility: edited by Jim Downs & Jennifer Manion.
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