Intellectual Citizenship and the Problem of Incarnation

Intellectual Citizenship and the Problem of Incarnation
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780761859888
  • Druk: 1
  • november 2012
  • 212 pagina's
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Who has the right to know? asks Jean-Francois Lyotard. Who has the right to eat? asks Peter Madaka Wanyama. This book asks: what does it mean to be a responsible academic in a northern' university given the incarnate connections between the university's operations and death and suffering elsewhere? Through studies of the neoliberal university in Ontario, the imperial university in relation to East Timor, the chauvinist university in relation to El Salvador, and the gendered university in relation to the Montreal Massacre, the author challenges himself and the reader to practice intellectual citizenship everywhere from the classroom to the university commons to the street. Peter Eglin argues that the moral imperative to do so derives from the concept of incarnation. Here the idea of incarnation is removed from its Christian context and replaced with a political-economic interpretation of the embodiment of exploited labor. This embodiment is presented through the material goods that link the many's compromised right to eat with the privileged few's right to know.

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Peter Eglin's remarkable study of issues of conscience and their relationship to topics in the social sciences is a rich resource for discussion and argument. Even those who may disagree with Eglin's conclusions will, I believe, respect the cogency and lucidity of the presentation of his case. A truly thought-provoking contribution by a major participant in the fields of his expertise. Highly recommended. -- Jeff Coulter, Boston University

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2012-11-08
Afmetingen
23,5 x 15,9 x 2,5 cm
Aantal pagina's
212 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd
22 jaar
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Peter Eglin
Uitgever
University Press Of America

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9780761859888

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2012-11-08
Thema Subject Code
QDTQ

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