Globalization and the Geopolitics of Knowledge: The Role of the Humanities in the Corporate University

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The American-Style University at Large: Transplants, Outposts, and the Globalization of Higher Education, edited by Kathryn L. Kleypas and James McDougall, is an intervention into current discussions concerning the role of the contemporary American-style university in a global context. The editors approach the subject from their own experiences as professors at an American-style university in the Middle East. They pull together essays from an impressively diverse list of contributors which examine the various ways that American models of higher learning have become instituted around the world. The authors then explore ways that these new configurations help to define the university as a force that organizes, develops, and controls methods of education, knowledge, power, and culture.

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Cited Authors

  • Mignolo, WD

Cited Editors

  • Kleypass, KL; Dougall, JIM

Published Date

  • 2011

Book Title

  • The American-Style University at Large. Transplants, Outposts, and the Globalization of Higher Educaton

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 40

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