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Take back higher education : race, youth, and the crisis of democracy in the post-Civil Rights Era

Author: Henry A Giroux; Susan Searls Giroux
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"At the beginning of the new millennium, higher education is under attack. No longer viewed as a public good, it is besieged by corporations, the right-wing, and neoconservatives who seek to decouple higher education from its legacy of educating students to be critical and autonomous citizens imbued with democratic and public values."
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry A Giroux; Susan Searls Giroux
ISBN: 9781403972903 1403964238 9781403964236 1403972907
OCLC Number: 53186653
Description: x, 324 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : why taking back higher education matters --
pt. 1: Pedagogy and the promise of democracy in the university. The post-9/11 university and the project of democracy --
Academic culture, intellectual courage, and the crisis of politics in an era of permanent war --
Cultural studies and critical pedagogy in the academy --
pt. 2: Higher education and the politics of race. Race, rhetoric, and the contest over civic education --
The return of the ivory tower : black educational exclusion in the post-civil rights era --
pt. 3: Incorporating education and shredding the social contract. Youth, higher education, and the breaking of the social contract : toward the possibility of a democratic future --
Neoliberalism goes to college : higher education in the new economy.
Responsibility: Henry A. Giroux and Susan Searls Giroux.
Local System Bib Number:
279068

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