Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 May 2012

188 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719087851

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Rethinking the university

Leverage and deconstruction

Simon Wortham

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Explores and develops key critical debates in the humanities (postmodernism, New Historicism, political criticism, cultural studies, interdisciplinarity and deconstruction), in the context of the various crises widely felt to be facing academic institutions
  • The book offers clear and concise summaries of relevant work in the field as well as a detailed survey of Derrida's work on the university institution, while developing its own challenging lines of enquiry
  • The first monograph on this topic to be published by a UK press
  • A valuable and provocative intervention in the cultural politics and theories surrounding recent debates
  • A timely and high level work conentrating on the recent destabilising criticism of the concept of the university

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