PC Wars: Politics and Theory in the Academy [NOOK Book]

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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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PC Wars: Politics and Theory in the Academy

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Overview

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136656309
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 On "PC" and Related Matters 11
3 The Campaign Against Political Correctness: What's Really at Stake 22
4 Truth, Justice, and the American Way: A Response to Joan Wallach Scott 44
5 The Great PC Scare: Tyrannies of the Left, Rhetoric of the Right 60
6 "Political Correctness": A Class Issue 90
7 What Was "Political Correctness"? Race, the Right, and Managerial Democracy in the Humanities 109
8 The War Against Theory 149
9 We've Done It to Ourselves: The Critique of Truth and the Attack on Theory 172
10 Theory Against Itself: New Historicism's Return to Practice 184
11 "Not Theory ... But a Sense of Theory": The Superaddressee and the Contexts of Eden 205
12 Of Safer Spaces and "Right" Speech: Feminist Histories, Loyalties, Theories, and the Dangers of Critique 222
13 Russell Jacoby, Antiprofessionalism, and the Politics of Cultural Nostalgia 253
14 Othering the Academy: Professionalism and Multiculturalism 279
15 Academics as Public Intellectuals: Rethinking Classroom Politics 294
16 A Paradox of the Culture War 308
Bibliography 313
Index 331
Contributors 339
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