Title

Knowledge and Power in Higher Education: A Reader

Roles

Co-editor: Richard Harvey Brown
Co-editor: Dan Schubert

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2000

Department

Sociology

Language

English

Abstract

This volume offers a close look at one of the most pressing topics in academia today-the relationship between academic knowledge and political power. Rethinking the traditional view of politics and science as mutually exclusive fields of study, these scholars, primarily social scientists, explore scientific knowledge as a form of social narration. Their essays address a variety of relevant questions and issues: the link between politics and science; the role of the academy in contemporary society; how institutional dynamics affect the relation between political power and knowledge; the implementation of political correctness on college campuses; and the poetics and politics of academic texts. Timely and reflective, this fascinating collection will benefit professors, researchers, and students in the fields of higher education studies and educational policy and history, as well cultural and social studies.

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