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Accounting for Interdisciplinarity: Contesting Value in the Academy

Miranda Joseph

in Debt to Society: Accounting for Life under Capitalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687411
eISBN:
9781452949109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687411.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter reflects on the production of academic knowledge as it is shaped by practices of accounting and discourses of accountability. It considers three modes of accountability that are relevant ... More


The Racial Genealogy of Excellence

Roderick A. Ferguson

in The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672783
eISBN:
9781452947112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672783.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter explores the hierarchies and hegemonies established through a culture of “excellence.” The open admissions struggle at City College was indicative of this, as it eventually resulted in ... More


The Reproduction of Things Academic

Roderick A. Ferguson

in The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672783
eISBN:
9781452947112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672783.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter considers how the increasing interest in and institutional emergence of ethnic studies created links between dominant institutions of knowledge and local communities. Showing how those ... More


Affrmative Actions of Power

Roderick A. Ferguson

in The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672783
eISBN:
9781452947112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672783.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The introduction discusses the origins of interdisciplinary fields as construed from student-produced discourse concerning the academe, such as the collage featured prominently throughout this ... More


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