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The university in chains : confronting the military-industrial-academic complex

The university in chains : confronting the military-industrial-academic complex

Author: Henry A Giroux
Publisher: Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, ©2007.
Series: Radical imagination series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The University in Chains argues that both the academy and democracy are in peril, that a fundamental assault has been launched on the academy's unfulfilled legacy of democratic education and its present and future role as a democratic public sphere. But the rigid ideological, economic, and religious chains that are now engulfing higher education so as to eliminate critical thought, noncommodified and nonmilitarized  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry A Giroux
ISBN: 9781594514227 1594514224 9781594514234 1594514232
OCLC Number: 86038285
Description: viii, 223 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : challenging the military-industrial-academic complex after 9/11 --
Arming the academy : higher education in the shadow of the national security state --
Marketing the university : corporate power and the academic factory --
The new right-wing assault on higher education : academic unfreedom in America --
Breaking the chains : a strategy to retake the university.
Series Title: Radical imagination series.
Responsibility: Henry A. Giroux.
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President Eisenhower originally included 'academic' in the draft of his landmark, oft-quoted speech on the military-industrial-complex. This book tells why Eisenhower saw the academy as part of the  Read more...


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