The University of the Spectacle

James Compton

The University of the Spectacle The University of the Spectacle

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Tyler J. Pollard interviews David L. Clark

The Canadian University and the War Against Omar Khadr The Canadian University and the War Against Omar Khadr

Social Science Pedagogy in the 21st Century: What Should We Be Doing?

by Robert Fitzgerald

Social Science Pedagogy in the 21st Century: What Should We Be Doing? Social Science Pedagogy in the 21st Century: What Should We Be Doing?

Challenging a “Disposable Future,” Looking to a Politics of Possibility

by Victoria Harper

Challenging a “Disposable Future,” Looking to a Politics of Possibility Challenging a "Disposable Future," Looking to a Politics of Possibility

One Year After Closing, How Are Chicago’s Public Schools Now?

By Yana Kunichoff

One Year After Closing, How Are Chicago’s Public Schools Now? One Year After Closing, How Are Chicago's Public Schools Now?

Henry Giroux on Disposable Life

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Henry Giroux on Disposable Life Henry Giroux on Disposable Life

The University of the Spectacle

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by James Compton The whole life of those universities in which modern conditions of managerialism prevail presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. All scholarship that was once directly lived has become mere representation. I am reminded of this … Continue reading

Challenging a “Disposable Future,” Looking to a Politics of Possibility

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Victoria Harper interviews Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux In this interview with Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux, the public intellectuals discuss their forthcoming book, what they mean by “disposable futures” and “dystopian realism,” and how the spectacle of … Continue reading

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