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Author Bulaitis, Zoe Hope, author

Title Value and the humanities : the neoliberal university and our Victorian inheritance / Zoe Hope Bulaitis
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2020]
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Series Palgrave studies in literature, culture and economics
Palgrave studies in literature, culture and economics.
Notes Chapter One: IntroductionPart I: The State of the DebateCritical University Studies The Public Value of the Humanities Social Impact Studies New Contributions Part II: The Relationship with the Past: From Liberal to Neoliberal EducationDescribing 2008-18 as the Present Moment in Higher EducationEconomic Value as a Monoculture under Neoliberalism The Dominance of Economic Value within Higher Education Arguing Against Crisis in the HumanitiesPart III: From Liberal to Neoliberal Education Articulating the Values of a Liberal Education Speaking of Liberal Values in the Neoliberal University Part IV: Chapter Synopses Chapter Two: A History of Payment by Results: Lowe's Code (1862) and the Browne Report (2010)Introduction Part I: Lowe's CodeThe Newcastle Commission Robert Lowe and Economic Motivations Critical Responses to Payment by Results Part II: The Browne Report Contextualising the Browne Report: The Move towards Minimal Government Involvement in Higher Education National Economic Motivations National Gains: The Debate Concerning Tangible Knowledge The Rise of Individualism and the Student as Consumer Conclusion Chapter Three: Controversy and Conversation: The Relationship Between the Humanities and the SciencesIntroductionPart I: Policy and the Relationship between the DisciplinesPresent Policy PreferencesA Brief History of an Age-Old ArgumentPart II: The 'Two Cultures Controversy', Then and NowThe Birth of a Controversy The Form of the Debate The Two Cultures Today Part III: A Liberal Valuation: Arnold and Huxley's Exchange The Start of a Conversation 'Darwin's Bulldog' and 'Our Chief Apostle of Culture' Articulating the Value of a Liberal Education Conclusion Chapter Four: The Relationship between Academic Fiction and Academic LifeIntroduction Part I: Using Academic Fiction as a Discursive Tool Part II: Defining Academic Fiction Understanding the Appeal of Academic Fiction Situation and Settings for the Academic Novel Subject Matter and Style in Academic Fiction Part III: Investigation One: The Qualities of a Liberal Education The Qualities of an Education in Tom Brown at Oxford The Secret History: A Classical Education Out of Time Assessing the Value of the Humanities in Novels that Engage with Educational Principles from the Past Part IV: Investigation Two: Representing the Processes of Humanities Research Middlemarch and the Pursuit of the Key to All Mythologies Possession and the Processes of Scholarship Assessing the Value of the Humanities in Novels that Explore the Process of Writing and Research Part V: Investigation Three: Pressures of Economics in Education Jude the Obscure and Barriers to Education Frank Parkin's The Mind and Body Shop: Everything for Sale The Future of a Liberal Education in Zadie Smith's On Beauty Conclusion Chapter Five: Impact and the Humanities: The Rise of Accountability in Public Cultural LifeIntroduction Part I: Debates in Public Access, Use, and Accountability in the Victorian Museum Defining Foucauldian Governmentality National Interests in the Public Museum: Governance and Powers of Display The British Museum: The Rise of Debates in Public Accountability and Access The Rise of Accountability: Quantification as Justification in the Victorian MuseumConclusions, Regarding the Victorian Public Museum Part II: Public Expenditure and Public Values'There is No Alternative': The Rise of Economic Models of Valuation in the Cultural Sector New Public Management Responses from the Cultural Sector The Arts and the Economy Embroiled: The Rise of the Creative Industries Part III: REF-lections for the Academic Humanities Reinforcing National Interests within the Impact Agenda The Focus on Outputs and Impacts Misrepresents the Value of the Humanities 'The System Does Not Speak for Me' The Humanities and the Creative Industries Part IV: A Response from the Humanities Conclusion Chapter Six: Conclusion Part I: Reflections on Questions of Value Part II: Future Directions for ResearchPart III: Voices of the Humanities, and a Call to ArmsPart IV: The Need for the Humanities in an Age of Populism
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Subject Higher education and state -- Great Britain -- History
Humanities -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Great Britain -- History
Higher education and state
Humanities -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Great Britain
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3030378926