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Challenging Knowledge, Sc : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Higher Education OUP - Delanty

Challenging Knowledge, Sc

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Higher Education OUP

By: Delanty

Paperback Published: 1st April 2001
ISBN: 9780335205783
Number Of Pages: 192

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The famous philosophical conceptions of the Open University from the Enlightenment to postmodern thought are discussed in this book along with the major writings in modern social theory on the university, such as those of Weber, Parsons, Habermas, Gadamer, Lyotard and Bourdieu. In this far reaching contribution to the sociology of knowledge, Delanty views the university as a key institution of modernity and as the site where knowledge, culture and society interconnect. He assesses the question of the crisis of the university with respect to issues such as globalization, the information age, the nation state, academic capitalism, cultural politics and changing relationships between research and teaching. Arguing against the notion of the demise of the university, his argument is that in the knowledge society of today a new identity for the university is emerging based on communication and new conceptions of citizenship. It should appeal to those interested in changing relationships between modernity, knowledge, higher education and the future of the university.

Preface and Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introduction: Challenging Knowledgep. 1
Knowledge and Cognition: The Sociology of Knowledge Reconsideredp. 12
Rethinking the sociology of knowledgep. 13
Cognitive shifts and the social theory of modernityp. 17
The university and the transformation of knowledgep. 22
The University in the Age of Liberal Modernity: Between Cosmopolitanism and Nation Statep. 26
The rise of the modern universityp. 27
Liberal modernity: the nineteenth centuryp. 35
The decline of liberal modernityp. 39
The University in Organized Modernity: Capitalism, the State and Citizenshipp. 44
The university and citizenshipp. 46
The Parsonian theory: the cognitive function of the universityp. 51
Social change and the universityp. 56
The Transformative Project: Democracy, the Counter-culture and Communicationp. 59
The crisis of organized modernity: culture and politicsp. 61
The new German debate on the university: Habermas, Gadamer and Schelskyp. 64
The rise of student revolt: Marcuse, Touraine and Riesmanp. 70
The Institutionalization of Critique: Intellectuals, the Public Sphere and the Universityp. 74
Mannheim and Gramsci on intellectuals and modernityp. 75
Traditional intellectuals and conservative critique: from Benda to Bloomp. 78
Gouldner on the New Class and universitiesp. 79
In search of public intellectualsp. 83
Academic Power and Cultural Capital: Bourdieu on Knowledge and the Universityp. 88
Education as social reproductionp. 89
The fields of power within the universityp. 93
Reflexivity, the scholastic fallacy and intellectualsp. 97
The University and the New Production of Knowledge: From the Producer to the Userp. 101
The end of knowledge?p. 103
The new manageralismp. 106
The rise of the knowledge userp. 108
The separation of teaching and researchp. 110
Beyond Mode 2 analysisp. 112
Globalization and Academic Capitalism: The New Knowledge Flowsp. 115
Globalization, the state and the universityp. 116
Academic capitalism and the triple helixp. 120
The reality of the virtual university?p. 126
Cosmopolitanism versus globalizationp. 128
The Postmodern University: Deconstructing Knowledge and Institutionsp. 130
Postmodernism and knowledgep. 131
Postmodern theories of the Universityp. 133
The university in ruins?p. 139
The New Politics of Knowledge: Culture Wars, Identity and Multiculturalismp. 142
Culture wars and the universityp. 144
The turn to culture and theoryp. 147
Beyond instrumentalism and relativismp. 150
Conclusion: Knowledge, Citizenship and Reflexivityp. 152
Referencesp. 159
Indexp. 173
The Society for Research into Higher Educationp. 176
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ISBN: 9780335205783
ISBN-10: 033520578X
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Higher Education OUP
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st April 2001
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.4  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1

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