Blow up the humanities
- Miller, Toby, 1958-
- Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2012.
- Physical description
- 160 p. ; 21 cm.
LC1023 .M56 2012
- Unknown LC1023 .M56 2012
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -154) and index.
- Acknowledgements Introduction: The Two Humanities-- One: Blow-Up Time-- Two: The Price Of Science-- Three: Creative Industries - Credible Alternative?-- Four: A Third Humanities-- Conclusion Bibliography.
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- Publisher's Summary
- A short, sharp, and provocative book, Blow Up the Humanities, has esteemed scholar Toby Miller declaring that there are two humanities in the United States. One is the venerable, powerful humanities of private universities; the other is the humanities of state schools, which focus mainly on job prospects. There is a class division between the two - both in terms of faculty research and student background - and it must end. Miller critically lays waste to the system. He examines scholarly publishing, as well as media and cultural studies to show how to restructure the humanities by studying popular cultural phenomena, like video games. Miller ultimately insists that these two humanities must merge in order to survive and succeed in producing an aware and concerned citizenry.
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- Publication date
- Toby Miller.
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