The Humanities Reloaded

- Addressing Crisis

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The Humanities Reloaded
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Udgivelsesdato:
21-03-2023
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This volume examines the crisis of humanities narratives in the context of neoliberal capitalism and of the emergence and consolidation of the metrics-driven, corporate, managerial university. Do narratives of the crisis of the humanities mobilize specific notions of value and prestige? How are these notions classed, gendered and racialized? How do narratives of the crisis of the humanities relate to current debates and contestations surrounding decolonization? Does the crisis of a traditional configuration of the humanities open up opportunities to use their institutional space for work that is both socially and politically relevant and academically rigorous? The aim is to provide a counter-narrative of the present and future of the humanities.

In addition to the study of a multiplicity of media texts and other multimodal expressive forms, formats and platforms and genres, a communicative turn in the humanities entails deepening the study of the value chains in which they are inserted and their conditions of production, circulation and reception. Communicative and digital capitalism, now labelled the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is on its way to bringing its own waves of struggles and confrontations to our campuses and beyond, to which humanities scholars and activists can make a vital contribution--should some of us decide to do so.

This book will be of interest to researchers and advanced students of Art, Literature, Media and Cultural Studies, Education, Politics, Sociology, and Social and Cultural Anthropology. The chapters in this book were originally published in the journal Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies.

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Udgivelsesdato:
21-03-2023
ISBN13:
9781032418285
Bredde:
174 mm
Højde:
246 mm
Forlag:
Routledge
Format:
Hardback
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