Educating the Educators: Hispanism and Its Institutions

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University of Delaware Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 172 pages
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Educating the Educators consists of two narratives. The first discusses the paradigmatic shifts that have taken place within British Hispanism in response to the historical development of capitalism, through its competitive, monopolistic, and global stages. At the ideological level, these shifts correspond to the transformation of the traditional intellectual into a state functionary and, ultimately, into a technician or 'expert', totally subsumed under capital and charged with the management of 'cultural studies'. Running alongside, and locked into, this first narrative is a second, which, in the form of three autobiographical essays, traces the author's long trek from his childhood origins in a working class family, through the institutions of education- and the experience of embourgeoisement- to his attempts, within the Australasian, Carribean, and North American academies, to retrieve the legacy of socialism. These two narratives are brought into symbolic relation through a theory of ideological production that explores the radicalizing effects of contradiction and conflict within the otherwise unconscious reproduction of social relations.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Traveling South Ideology and Hispanism
13
Imaginary Communities
16
Birth of a Discipline
20
Recent Developments
25
National Literature in a Global Economy
27
Allison Peers For God King and Country
31
Drabtown versus Oxbridge
35
The Ideological Unconscious
86
Bodies Bodies and More Bodies
88
Transitional Discourses
92
Freedom to be Exploited
96
Who walked a Crooked Mile
99
In the Meantime British Hispanism and the Rise of Cultural Studies
115
Realist Social Theory
117
Some Problems and Redefinitions
120

The Scholarship Boy
38
A Truly Liberal Education
40
Manning the Gates
43
The Claims of Specialization
46
University Administration
47
The Academy and the State
49
Marginalized Women Excluded Proletarians
52
Conclusion
54
The Making of a Hispanist
55
Writing in the Institution Malcolm K Read and Paul Julian Smith
73
In the PrisonHouse of Empiricism
74
Hegel without Hegel
76
Postmodern Beginnings
78
A Star is Born
81
The Matter of Freud
83
Inscriptions of Desire
84
the Parkerian Tradition
123
The Unconscious Empiricism of Parkerianism
125
Empiricism and Class Conflict
127
Concomitant Compatibilities
129
the Case of Psychoanalysis
133
Conflictual Ideologies
135
After the Break
137
The Moment of Competitive Contradiction
139
Contingent Complementarity
142
The Advent of Cultural Studies
146
Conclusion
148
Placing Changes
151
Bibliography
165
About the author
171
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