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The capitalist university : the transformations of higher education in the United States, 1945-2016 / Henry Heller.

Author:
Heller, Henry [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • London : Pluto Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
xv, 252 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
Can the ivory tower rise above capitalism? Or are the humanities and social sciences merely handmaids to the American imperial order? The Capitalist University surveys the history of higher education in the United States over the last century, revealing how campuses and classrooms have become battlegrounds in the struggle between liberatory knowledge and commodified learning. Henry Heller takes readers from the ideological apparatus of the early Cold War, through the revolts of the 1960s and on to the contemporary malaise of postmodernism, neoliberalism and the so-called 'knowledge economy' of academic capitalism. He reveals how American educational institutions have been forced to decide between teaching students to question the dominant order and helping to perpetuate it. Accessible in style, 'The Capitalist University' presents a comprehensive overview of a topic which affects millions of students in America and increasingly, across the globe.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-240) and index.
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
Capitalist university : the transformations of higher education in the United States since 1945
ISBN:
  • 9780745336589 ((hardback))
  • 0745336582 ((hardback))
  • ((PDF))
  • ((kindle ; : ebook))
  • ((ePub ; : ebook))
OCLC:
957546499
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