American Academia And The Survival Of Marxist Ideas

Hardcover | September 1, 1996

byDario Fernandez-Morera

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Fernandez-Morera provides a comprehensive critique of Marxist/"materialist" discourse as it pervades contemporary American scholarship. He examines the rhetorical and ideological underpinnings of the discourse, the socioeconomic circumstances and personality type of its academic practitioners, and its impact on other forms of academic speech. He also exposes the epistemological and ethical consequences of the discourse in light of the history of the 20th century and explains its remarkable success in the academic world. Being multidisciplinary, the book should challenge many and appeal to those interested in criticism, politics, epistemology, ethics, history, sociology, and even economics. Certainly all those interested in the condition of higher education will find it provocative.

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Fernandez-Morera provides a comprehensive critique of Marxist/"materialist" discourse as it pervades contemporary American scholarship. He examines the rhetorical and ideological underpinnings of the discourse, the socioeconomic circumstances and personality type of its academic practitioners, and its impact on other forms of academic ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.54 × 6.32 × 0.82 inPublished:September 1, 1996Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275952649

ISBN - 13:9780275952648

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?[I]nteresting and original....This volume...represents a valuable and rare contribution to understanding contemporary American academic life and the mindset of an influential group of academic intellectuals.?-Orbis