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📒Rejuvenating The Humanities ✍ Ray Broadus Browne
✏Rejuvenating the Humanities Book Summary : The twenty essays in this effort to bring new vitality to the humanities range through fields familiar in life but unfamiliar in the humanities canon. They include leisure, folk cultures, material culture, pornography, comics, animal rights, Black studies, traveling, and, of course, the bugbear of academics, television.
📒A New Deal For The Humanities ✍ Gordon Hutner
✏A New Deal for the Humanities Book Summary : Many in higher education fear that the humanities are facing a crisis. But even if the rhetoric about “crisis” is overblown, humanities departments do face increasing pressure from administrators, politicians, parents, and students. In A New Deal for the Humanities, Gordon Hutner and Feisal G. Mohamed bring together twelve prominent scholars who address the history, the present state, and the future direction of the humanities. These scholars keep the focus on public higher education, for it is in our state schools that the liberal arts are taught to the greatest numbers and where their neglect would be most damaging for the nation. The contributors offer spirited and thought-provoking debates on a diverse range of topics. For instance, they deplore the push by administrations to narrow learning into quantifiable outcomes as well as the demands of state governments for more practical, usable training. Indeed, for those who suggest that a college education should be “practical”—that it should lean toward the sciences and engineering, where the high-paying jobs are—this book points out that while a few nations produce as many technicians as the United States does, America is still renowned worldwide for its innovation and creativity, skills taught most effectively in the humanities. Most importantly, the essays in this collection examine ways to make the humanities even more effective, such as offering a broader array of options than the traditional major/minor scheme, options that combine a student’s professional and intellectual interests, like the new medical humanities programs. A democracy can only be as energetic as the minds of its citizens, and the questions fundamental to the humanities are also fundamental to a thoughtful life. A New Deal for the Humanities takes an intrepid step in making the humanities—and our citizens—even stronger in the future.
📒The Value Of The Humanities ✍ Helen Small
✏The Value of the Humanities Book Summary : In The Value of the Humanities prize-winning critic Helen Small assesses the value of the Humanities, eloquently examining five historical arguments in defence of the Humanities.
📒Scientific Methods For The Humanities ✍ Willie Van Peer
✏Scientific Methods for the Humanities Book Summary : Focuses on the empirical research methods for the Humanities. Suitable for students and scholars of Literature, Applied Linguistics, and Film and Media, this title helps readers to reflect on the problems and possibilities of testing the empirical assumptions and offers hands-on learning opportunities to develop empirical studies.
📒Retooling The Humanities ✍ Daniel Coleman
✏Retooling the Humanities Book Summary : Is market-driven research healthy? Responding to the language of “knowledge mobilization” that percolates through Canadian postsecondary education, the literary scholars who contributed these essays address the challenges that an intensified culture of research capitalism brings to the humanities in particular. Stakeholders in Canada's research infrastructure—university students, professors, and administrators; grant policy makers and bureaucrats; and the public who are the ultimate inheritors of such knowledge—are urged to examine a range of perspectives on the increasingly entrepreneurial university environment and its growing corporate culture.
📒The Public Value Of The Humanities ✍ Jonathan Bate
✏The Public Value of the Humanities Book Summary : Recession is a time for asking fundamental questions about value. At a time when governments are being forced to make swingeing savings in public expenditure, why should they continue to invest public money funding research into ancient Greek tragedy, literary value, philosophical conundrums or the aesthetics of design? Does such research deliver 'value for money' and 'public benefit'? Such questions have become especially pertinent in the UK in recent years, in the context of the drive by government to instrumentalize research across the disciplines and the prominence of discussions about 'economic impact' and 'knowledge transfer'. In this book a group of distinguished humanities researchers, all working in Britain, but publishing research of international importance, reflect on the public value of their discipline, using particular research projects as case-studies. Their essays are passionate, sometimes polemical, often witty and consistently thought-provoking, covering a range of humanities disciplines from theology to architecture and from media studies to anthropology.
📒Chaos In The Humanities ✍ Patrick Brady
✏Chaos in the humanities Book Summary : The deconstructionist, postmodernist era is over & the 1990s are alive with an exciting new, uniquely interdisciplinary avant-garde based on chaos & complexity theory which, in its relationism, holism, & constructionism, is very different from what preceded it. This volume provides the educated reader with a clear, general introduction to this new avant-garde. The criteria for chaos theory are extrapolated from mathematics & physics: firstly, concealed order, self-similarity, nonlinearity, constrained randomness & entropy; secondly, feedback mechanisms & holism; those for complexity theory are emergence & negentropy. The practical application of these criteria to the humanities & social sciences, notably literary theory & criticism & the analysis of culture, is then illustrated by a series of essays on literary works by Robert Frost, Tennessee Williams, & Jean Giono & on the philosophical & anthropological theories of Rene Girard, Michel Serres & others, & a review article on works by N. Katherine Hayles (CHAOS & ORDER), M. Mitchell Waldrop (COMPLEXITY), & Roger Lewin (COMPLEXITY). If you ever wanted to grasp quickly & painlessly the essence of this theory, this is the volume for you. It tells you "everything you ever wanted to know about chaos & complexity theory & were afraid to ask".
📒The Making Of The Humanities ✍ Rens Bod
✏The Making of the Humanities Book Summary : This first volume in 'The making of the humanities' series focuses on the early modern period. Specialists from various disciplines offer their view on the history of linguistics, literary studies, musicology, historiography, and philosophy.
📒Psychoanalysis And The Humanities ✍ Laurie Adams
✏Psychoanalysis And The Humanities Book Summary : First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
📒Acquisitions And Collection Development In The Humanities ✍ Linda S Katz
✏Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities Book Summary : Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities is a one-of-a-kind guide on the procedures, approaches, and principles needed to make sound decisions in acquiring materials in various areas of the humanities. It gives you an inside look at managerial concerns in documentary delivery, changing budgetary needs, and fluctuations in journal prices and helps you address many of the important questions in acquisitions and collection development within both traditional and technological environments. As contributing author Dennis Dillon puts it, the ultimate goal of humanities librarians “is not to acquire information bytes and bits, but to promote integrity: integrity of texts, integrity of selection, the integrity of the collection, and the integrity of the library and its ultimate purpose.” This objective underlies this multifaceted and comprehensive collection of articles, as the authors address many interesting issues, developments, and challenges in the field, including: selecting candidates for digitization and producing e-texts collecting in areas that don’t have immediate utility or that may be unpopular what librarians need to know about the humanities as a discipline in order to effectively meet the informational and technological needs of their constituencies online discussion groups as useful sources of webliographic information cooperative collection building the importance of maintaining a high degree of local ownership for materials the principles, criteria, and tools needed to develop a Native American studies collection document-driven and use-driven approaches to collecting acquiring and preserving records that chronicle the role played by African Americans in the United States’development Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities can help professional librarians, graduate school faculty, and students in information and library science acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for building a broadly based and academically responsive collection. It will certainly help you keep up with changes in the information environment and show you how the tools you’ve developed for selecting traditional library materials will be useful as you grapple with electronic texts, “spider” search mechanisms on the Web, becoming a webliographer, and budget shortfalls.