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The Bad University Department

February 17, 2013 by

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Some thoughts from Henry Giroux (professor, board of directors at Truthout.org) which I found directly relevant and applicable to the situation in higher education as I encounter it. Here are his “four rules for a bad university department.” They were meant to be critical, yet somehow some departments seem to follow these principles to the […]

Disappearing disciplinary borders in the social science library – global studies or sea change?

May 10, 2008 by

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Conference announcement: International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Disappearing disciplinary borders in the social science library – global studies or sea change? University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada 6-7 August 2008 http://ilabs.inquiry.uiuc.edu/ilab/ssls/ Over the past decade, the nature of social science research and scholarship has undergone shifts that have blurred the traditional disciplinary boundaries as research […]

Paths Ahead, 3: Decolonization and Open Knowledge

November 17, 2007 by

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In conjunction with my last post, decolonizing anthropology must at the same time involve a breakdown of barriers between the so-called disciplines and faculties of a the typical university. The typical university, as Wallerstein and others have amply demonstrated, derives its fundamental structure from the nineteenth-century European fragmentation and classification of knowledge into the distinctive […]

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