Universities and the Myth of Cultural Decline

Universities and the Myth of Cultural Decline

Introduction Though it may not be impossible to imagine what the word culture
means , it is surely difficult to imagine the thing itself existing within , or because
of , the university , especially a contemporary American one . Never mind the ...

Author: Jerry Herron

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814320694

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Jerry Herron argues that the vision of culture as an end in itself has been all too thoroughly fulfilled in the present state of humanities education, but only because the humanities have lost their social function. In this book, he attempts to provide a constructive alternative to the nostalgia and pessimism currently prevailing. In Herron's view, the humanities are not really irrelevant; it is that the intellectual and political conversation that they represent is only latent, rather than publicly manifest. The humanities can only be justified in a world of work and power by proving useful in that world. The academic humanities harbor a general intellectual conversation that could potentially be interesting and even useful to society at large. Arguing that the prevailing analyses are wide of the mark, Herron recommends that universities undertake to promote a new cultural literacy. Based on a collaborative enterprise open to all, its focus is the effective sharing of information and experience.
Categories: Education

The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus

Beatrice Hinkle (New York: Moffatt Yard Co, 1 9 1 6); Otto Rank, The Myth of the
Birth of the Hero and Other Writings, ed. ... Joseph P. Strelka, Yearbook of
Comparative Criticism (University Park: Penn State University Press, 1980), 3-4 ,
8-9, 54 ...

Author: Elliott M. Simon

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838641164

Category: History

Page: 614

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"The myth of Sisyphus symbolizes the archetypal process of becoming without the consolation of absolute achievement. It is both a poignant reflection of the human condition and a prominent framing text for classical, medieval, and renaissance theories of human perfectibility. In this unique reading of the myth through classical philosophies, pagan and Christian religious doctrines, and medieval and renaissance literature, we see Sisyphus, "the most cunning of human beings," attempting to transcend his imperfections empowered by his imagination to renew his faith in the infinite potentialities of human excellence."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

The Myth of Ulisses and the Secondary Beauty

The Myth of Ulisses and the Secondary Beauty

Costellazione d'Arianna, Rome 1993 AMORE LIBERTA' E COLPA {Love,
Freedom and Guilt} * 2° ed. Sophia University of Rome (S.U.R.), Rome 2000
ANTROPOLOGIA ESISTENZIALE E METAPSICOLOGIA PERSONALISTICA ** Ed
. Sophia ...

Author: Antonio Mercurio

Publisher: Istituto Solaris

ISBN: 9788895806075

Category: Religion

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The Myth of Santa Fe

The Myth of Santa Fe

Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press , 1985 . Dening , Greg . Mr Bligh '
s Bad Language : Passion , Power and Theatre on the Bounty . Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press , 1992 . Dorst , John . The Written Suburb : An
American ...

Author: Chris Wilson

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826317464

Category: Architecture

Page: 410

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A wave of publicity during the 1980s projected Santa Fe to the world as an exotic tourist destination--America's own Tahiti in the desert. The Myth of Santa Fe goes behind the romantic adobe facades and mass marketing stereotypes to tell the fascinating but little known story of how the city's alluring image was quite consciously created early in this century, primarily by Anglo-American newcomers. By investigating the city's trademark architectural style, public ceremonies, the historic preservation movement, and cultural traditions, Wilson unravels the complex interactions of ethnic identity and tourist image-making. Santa Fe's is a distinctly modern success story--the story of a community that transformed itself from a declining provincial capital of 5,000 in 1912 into an internationally recognized tourist destination. But it is also a cautionary tale about the commodification of Native American and Hispanic cultures, and the social displacement and ethnic animosities that can accompany a tourist boom.
Categories: Architecture

The Myth of Black Ethnicity

The Myth of Black Ethnicity

... probably right when he said that he "did not find better teachers at Harvard"
than at his beloved Fisk University "but teachers better known" (Lewis, 1993: 81).
This is certainly not true today and statements like this sustain a dangerous myth.

Author: Richard A. Davis

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 156750292X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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In the late 1800s W.E.B. Dubois asked what it really means to be black in America. He raised the spectre of divided loyalties and the blurring of individuality that he called Double Consciousness. This volume offers an insight into this dilemma of identity by asking the seemingly rhetorical question, what does O.J. Simpson have in common with the participants in the Million Man March, the jury that set him free, the people who inexplicably cheered his acquittal, the prosecuting attorney, the black Muslim Louis Farrakhan, or with his own children? Each case involves cross-cutting currents of age, sex, religion, race, ethnicity, class and ideology. But what they share among themselves, and with the rest of the nation, is the firm conviction that they are black.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism

The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism

State University Press, 1960, third ed. 1993), 4–5, 13, 25. Also see Woodward,
American Counterpoint: Slavery and Racism in the North-South Dialogue (
Boston: Little, Brown, 1971). 16. Charles Grier Sellers, ed., The Southerner as
American ...

Author: Matthew D. Lassiter

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195384741

Category: History

Page: 348

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"More than one-third of the population of the United States now lives in the South, a region where politics, race relations, and the economy have changed dramatically since World War II. Yet scholars and journalists continue to disagree over whether the modern South is dominating, deviating from, or converging with the rest of the nation. This collection asks how the stories of American history chance if the South is no longer seen as a region apart--as the conservative exception to a liberal nation."--Back cover.
Categories: History

The Myth of Silent Spring

The Myth of Silent Spring

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001. Kahrl, Andrew W. “Fear of an Open
Beach: Public Rights and Private Interests in 1970s Coastal Connecticut.”
Journal of American History 102 (September 2015): 433–62. Leopold, Les. The
Man ...

Author: Chad Montrie

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520291348

Category: Nature

Page: 200

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"The Myth of Silent Spring challenges the widely held belief that Rachel Carson's celebrated 1962 book catalyzed the American environmental movement. While acknowledging the important contribution of Carson's exposâe, this book draws on a bounty of rich sources to push the movement's origins further back in time. It recognizes a long line of overlooked historical actors and identifies several other critical factors behind the rise of modern environmental thinking and protest. Recovering this slighted history helps us to better understand who should count as an 'environmentalist' and what should count as 'environmentalism,' essential insights for building a hardy environmental movement today and in the future"--Provided by publishe
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Born in the U S A The Myth of American Popular Music from Colonial Times to the Present

Born in the U S A   The Myth of American Popular Music from Colonial Times to the Present

London: The Open University; B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1981. Bercovitch, Sacvan. The
American Puritan Imagination: Essays in Revaluation. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 1974. . The Puritan Origins of the American Self. New Haven:
Yale ...

Author: Timothy E. Scheurer

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604738070

Category: MUSIC

Page: 293

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This is the first study to explore fully the myth of America as reflected in the nation's popular music. Beginning with the songs of the Pilgrims and continuing through more than two centuries of history and music, Born in the U.S.A. shows the emerging American myth and gives a close reading of the compositions of songwriters as diverse as William Billings, Henry Clay Work, Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen.So that the full and diverse narrative of this complex nation might be recorded, this insightful study is focused both upon the national myth and upon the songwriters and performers representing subcultures and alternative viewpoints that are the text of America's story. Through hymnlike paeans and through discordant lamentations protesting the realities of the contemporary workaday world, popular music is an astonishing mirror of American history.
Categories: MUSIC

The Ulysseans The Theorem and the Myth for Travelling from One Universe to Another

The Ulysseans  The Theorem and the Myth for Travelling from One Universe to Another

Costellazione d'Arianna, Rome 1993 AMORE LIBERTA' E COLPA {Love,
Freedom and Guilt} * 2° ed. Sophia University of Rome (S.U.R.), Rome 2000
ANTROPOLOGIA ESISTENZIALE E METAPSICOLOGIA PERSONALISTICA ** Ed
. Sophia ...

Author: Antonio Mercurio

Publisher: Istituto Solaris

ISBN: 9788895806044

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 171

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Categories: Literary Criticism

The Myth of Absolutism

The Myth of Absolutism

(Cambridge University Press), and Cannon J 1984 Aristocratic Century (
Cambridge University Press). The latter challenges the comfortable notion of an
open, liberal, enlightened élite – everything the Continental
nobilitywassupposedly not.

Author: Nicholas Henshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317899532

Category: History

Page: 256

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Conventionally, ``absolutism'' in early-modern Europe has suggested unfettered autocracy and despotism -- the erosion of rights, the centralisation of decision-making, the loss of liberty. Everything, in a word, that was un-British but characteristic of ancien-regime France. Recently historians have questioned such comfortably simplistic views. This lively investigation of ``absolutism'' in action -- continent-wide but centred on a detailed comparison of France and England -- dissolves the traditional picture to reveal a much more complex reality; and in so doing illuminates the varied ways in which early-modern Europe was governed.
Categories: History

The Heidelberg Myth

The Heidelberg Myth

The Nazification and Denazification of a German University Steven P. Remy,
Associate Professor of History Steven P Remy Harvard University Press.
Constructing the Myth There are ... still only two more or less intact organizations
that are ...

Author: Steven P. Remy

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674009339

Category: History

Page: 329

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Deeply researched in university archives, newly opened denazification records, occupation reports, and contemporary publications, The Heidelberg Myth starkly details how extensively the university's professors were engaged with National Socialism and how effectively they frustrated postwar efforts to ascertain the truth."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

Evolution and the Myth of Creationism

Evolution and the Myth of Creationism

The manuscript for this book benefited greatly from detailed criticism by Dr. Ward
Watt , Department of Biological Sciences , Stanford University ; Dr. Robert C.
Cashner , Department of Biological Sciences , University of New Orleans ; Dr.

Author: Tim M. Berra

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804717702

Category: Science

Page: 198

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Gives a description of evolutionary theory and analyzes the arguments of the creationists.
Categories: Science

The Myth of Power and the Self

The Myth of Power and the Self

Last but not least , I wish to thank the students of the Kafka seminars I gave at
Stanford University and the University of Virginia from whose papers and
dialogues I received stimulating insights without which the readings of Kafka ...

Author: Walter Herbert Sokel

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814326080

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 334

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The Myth of Power and the Self brings together Walter Sokel's most significant essays on Kafka written over a period of thirty-one years, 1966-1997.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Dublin University Review

The Dublin University Review

CUSTOM AND Myth . By ANDREW LANG . LONGMANS , names of its heroes .
His objection to this method because GREEN & Co. , London . of the
inconsistencies of its advocates seems very reasonable . * One scholar finds in
every myth the ...

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Derrida Myth and the Impossibility of Philosophy

Derrida  Myth and the Impossibility of Philosophy

Trans. Susan Hanson. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993. ———.
The Step Not Beyond [Le pas au-delà]. Trans. Lycette Nelson. Albany: State
University of New York Press, 1992. Brisson, Luc. How Philosophers Saved
Myths: ...

Author: Anais N. Spitzer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441160324

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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In Derrida, Myth and the Impossibility of Philosophy, Anais N. Spitzer shows that philosophy cannot separate itself from myth since myth is an inevitable condition of the possibility of philosophy. Bombarded by narratives that terrorize and repress, we may often consider myth to be constrictive dogma or, at best, something to be readily disregarded as unphilosophical and irrelevant. However, such dismissals miss a crucial aspect of myth. Harnessing the insights of Jacques Derrida's deconstruction and Mark C. Taylor's philosophical reading of complexity theory, Derrida, Myth and the Impossibility of Philosophy provocatively reframes the pivotal relation of myth to thinking and to philosophy, demonstrating that myth's inherent ambiguity engenders vital and inescapable deconstructive propensities. Exploring myth's disruptive presence, Spitzer shows that philosophy cannot separate itself from myth. Instead, myth is an inevitable condition of the possibility of philosophy. This study provides a nuanced account of myth in the postmodern era, not only laying out the deconstructive underpinnings of myth in philosophy and religion, but establishing the very necessity of myth in the study of ideas.
Categories: Philosophy

The Dublin University Magazine

The Dublin University Magazine

The object of his work appears to me that the ancient which is founded on
university Solar Myth of Messrs . Max Müller lectures delivered in Hungarian ,
and Cox is very like mere modern and afterwards translated irto moonshine . ” He
also ...

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The Myth of the Missing Black Father

The Myth of the Missing Black Father

DAVID J. PATE JR. is assistant professor of social work, University of Wisconsin–
Milwaukee, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare; and faculty affiliate, Center for
the Study of Cultural Diversity in Healthcare, School of Medicine and Public ...

Author: Roberta Coles

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231520867

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Common stereotypes portray black fathers as being largely absent from their families. Yet while black fathers are less likely than white and Hispanic fathers to marry their child's mother, many continue to parent through cohabitation and visitation, providing caretaking, financial, and other in-kind support. This volume captures the meaning and practice of black fatherhood in its many manifestations, exploring two-parent families, cohabitation, single custodial fathering, stepfathering, noncustodial visitation, and parenting by extended family members and friends. Contributors examine ways that black men perceive and decipher their parenting responsibilities, paying careful attention to psychosocial, economic, and political factors that affect the ability to parent. Chapters compare the diversity of African American fatherhood with negative portrayals in politics, academia, and literature and, through qualitative analysis and original profiles, illustrate the struggle and intent of many black fathers to be responsible caregivers. This collection also includes interviews with daughters of absent fathers and concludes with the effects of certain policy decisions on responsible parenting.
Categories: Social Science

The University Magazine and Free Review

The University Magazine and Free Review

myth , but as Mr . Stuart - Glennie , citing Bunsen , points out , “ the Osiris myth
itself mentions ' Byblus ( Gebal in Phoenicia ) as the place where Isis brought up
the young Osiris ' ( Bunsen , “ Egypt ' s Place , ” vol . iv . , p . 347 ) , ” and again ...

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True Myth

True Myth

Cavanaugh, William T. The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the
Roots of Modern Conflict. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Chance,
Jane. Tolkien and the Invention of Myth: A Reader. Lexington: The University of ...

Author: James W. Menzies

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630874629

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Each generation asks in its own way, "What does it mean to be human?" In True Myth, James Menzies addresses this question by exploring myth and religion in the thinking of mythologist Joseph Campbell and Oxford don C. S. Lewis. Joseph Campbell understood Christianity as comprised of mythical themes similar to those in other religious and secular myths. Admitting that certain portions of the biblical record are historical, he taught the theological and miraculous aspects as symbolic, as stories in which the reader discovers what it means to be human today. C. S. Lewis defined Christianity, and being truly human, as a relationship between the personal Creator and his creation mediated through faith in his son, Jesus Christ. In contrast to Campbell, Lewis took the theological and miraculous literally. Although Lewis understood how one could see symbolism and lessons for life in miraculous events, he believed they were more than symbolic and indeed took place in human history. Not only does Menzies consider the ways Campbell and Lewis utilize myth in answering the question for their generation, but he also probes the influence and presence of myth in philosophy, media, ethics, history, literature, art, music, and religion in a contemporary context, thus helping readers consider answers for their own age.
Categories: Religion