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Strategy for American humanities: Blow them up and start again

Miller, T. (2012) Strategy for American humanities: Blow them up and start again. Times Higher Education, 8/11/2012 .


There are two humanities in the US, with literature, history and philosophy on one side (Humanities One) and communication studies on the other (Humanities Two). Humanities One resides in fancy private universities, where the bourgeoisie and its favoured subalterns are tutored in finishing school. It is venerable, powerful and tends to determine how the sector is discussed in public - but almost no one studies it. Humanities Two is the humanities of everyday state institutions. It is focused more on job prospects but has no media profile. Humanities One dominates rhetorically. Humanities Two dominates numerically...

Item Type: Non-refereed Article
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