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The Resource Clueless in academe : how schooling obscures the life of the mind, by Gerald Graff

Clueless in academe : how schooling obscures the life of the mind, by Gerald Graff

Label
Clueless in academe : how schooling obscures the life of the mind
Title
Clueless in academe
Title remainder
how schooling obscures the life of the mind
Statement of responsibility
by Gerald Graff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gerald Graff argues that our schools and colleges make the intellectual life seem more opaque, narrowly specialised, and beyond normal learning capacities than it is or needs to be. Left clueless in the academic world, many students view the life of the mind as a secret society for which only an elite few qualify. In a departure from standard diatribes against academia, Graff shows how academic unintelligibility is unwittingly reinforced not only by academic jargon and obscure writing, but by the disconnection of the curriculum and the failure to exploit the many connections between academia and popular culture. Finally, Graff offers a wealth of practical suggestions for making the culture of ideas and arguments more accessible to students, showing how students can enter the public debates that permeate their lives
Cataloging source
CCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graff, Gerald
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Enseignement supérieur
  • Savoir et érudition
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • EDUCATION
  • Education, Higher
  • Learning and scholarship
  • United States
Label
Clueless in academe : how schooling obscures the life of the mind, by Gerald Graff
Instantiates
Publication
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
rdacontent
Contents
The university is popular culture, but it doesn't know it yet -- The problem problem and other oddities of academic discourse -- The mixed-message curriculum -- Intellectualism and its discontents -- Two cheers for the argument culture -- Paralysis by analysis? -- Communicative disorders -- Unlearning to write -- Scholars and sound bites, the myth of academic difficulty -- Why Johnny can't argue -- Outing criticism -- The application guessing game with Andrew Hoberek -- Teaching the club -- Hidden intellectualism -- A word for words and a vote for quotes -- Wrestling with the devil -- Deborah Meier's progressive traditionalism
Control code
ocn567999345
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 309 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300132014
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt111bz2
  • 38a9c3dc-36d8-4e8f-b98d-96a4bfa7393c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)567999345
Label
Clueless in academe : how schooling obscures the life of the mind, by Gerald Graff
Publication
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
rdacontent
Contents
The university is popular culture, but it doesn't know it yet -- The problem problem and other oddities of academic discourse -- The mixed-message curriculum -- Intellectualism and its discontents -- Two cheers for the argument culture -- Paralysis by analysis? -- Communicative disorders -- Unlearning to write -- Scholars and sound bites, the myth of academic difficulty -- Why Johnny can't argue -- Outing criticism -- The application guessing game with Andrew Hoberek -- Teaching the club -- Hidden intellectualism -- A word for words and a vote for quotes -- Wrestling with the devil -- Deborah Meier's progressive traditionalism
Control code
ocn567999345
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 309 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300132014
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt111bz2
  • 38a9c3dc-36d8-4e8f-b98d-96a4bfa7393c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)567999345

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