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Universities after postmodernism

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Abstract:

Universities have a contribution to make towards the creation of a more just society. To do so, not only must the new language from industry be challenged, there needs too to be a break from the postmodernist mindset which still defines much academic debate. Drawing on ideas from political economy, critical social science and feminist theory and practice this paper urges a re-positioning of higher education which requires moving on from the 'linguistic turn' towards a more 'practical turn'. It proposes that mass university higher education has a future if it actively engages with adults from a much wider social spectrum than at present and if it re-engages with notions of the public nature of truth and values through working to articulate urgent problems with people other than academics.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02601370210140986

Publication date: 2002-08-01

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