Canon Vs. Culture: Reflections on the Current Debate
Psychology Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 227 pages
The study explores the consequences of one of the main educational shifts since 1975 - the change from academic inquiry to an investigation of the cultural operations of an entire society. The core of the book attempts to understand disciplinary change through historical analysis. Political history, changing value systems and beliefs, and linguistic norms all impinge on the humanities, and bequeath them a history of constant change. In the last group of essays, contributing writers attempt to plot a surer direction for the course of such change, and they look to the traditions and the revolutions of the past to help them devise it.
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