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The University and Its Discontents free pdf This book presents a wide-ranging examination of the place of the university in the modern world. This issue of "Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics" explores how universities have always borne the task of questioning, and how the role and status of the university itself has been put into question: the very idea of a university has been open to contestation, revision, and crisis. In today's world, how do universities preserve their capacity for social critique and independent thought when their campuses and research facilities have been both literally and figuratively infiltrated by corporate interests and 'support'? How does the tradition of the liberal arts square with today's technically - and vocationally-minded students? How do the university's institutions and ideals, born in Medieval cultures inspired by classical learning, fare in a world where everything, education included, is computer mediated, virtualized, globalized? What is the role of literature in this struggle for identity, given that so many writers now make universities their professional home? Original articles addressing a variety of issues from differing disciplinary and theoretical points of view are included in this volume, illuminating higher education concerns in Egypt and the rest of the world.

About Robert Switzer

ROBERT SWITZER is associate professor of philosophy at the American University in Cairo.

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Author : Robert Switzer
Publisher : The American University in Cairo Press
Data Published : 15 November 2009
ISBN : 9774163176
EAN : 9789774163173
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 460 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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