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The Resource Academic instincts, Marjorie Garber

Academic instincts, Marjorie Garber

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Academic instincts
Title
Academic instincts
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie Garber
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this lively and provocative book, cultural critic Marjorie Garber, who has written on topics as different as Shakespeare, dogs, cross-dressing, and real estate, explores the pleasures and pitfalls of the academic life. Academic Instincts discusses three of the perennial issues that have surfaced in recent debates about the humanities: the relation between "amateurs" and "professionals," the relation between one academic discipline and another, and the relation between "jargon" and "plain language." Rather than merely taking sides, the book explores the ways in which such debates are essential to intellectual life. Garber argues that the very things deplored or defended in discussions of the humanities cannot be either eliminated or endorsed because the discussion itself is what gives humanistic thought its vitality. Written in spirited and vivid prose, and full of telling detail drawn both from the history of scholarship and from the daily press, Academic Instincts is a book by a well-known Shakespeare scholar and prize-winning teacher who offers analysis rather than polemic to explain why today's teachers and scholars are at once breaking new ground and treading familiar paths. It opens the door to an important nationwide and worldwide conversation about the reorganization of knowledge and the categories in and through which we teach the humanities. And it does so in a spirit both generous and optimistic about the present and the future of these disciplines
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Academic instincts, Marjorie Garber
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Academic instincts, Marjorie Garber
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7s1cd
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 THE AMATEUR PROFESSIONAL AND THE PROFESSIONAL AMATEUR -- 2 DISCIPLINE ENVY -- 3 TERMS OF ART -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
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Extent
1 online resource (xi, 187 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282665644
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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