Higher Education In Liquid Modernity by Marvin OxenhamHigher Education In Liquid Modernity by Marvin Oxenham

Higher Education In Liquid Modernity

byMarvin OxenhamEditorMarvin Oxenham

Hardcover | November 3, 2013

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Based in sociologist Zygmunt Bauman's theory of liquid modernity, this volume describes and critiques key aspects and practices of liquid education--education as market-driven consumption, short life span of useful knowledge, overabundance of information--through a systematic comparison with ancient Greekpaideiaand medieval university education, producing a sweeping analysis of the history and philosophy ofeducation for the purpose of understanding current higher education, positing a more holisitic alternative model in which students are embedded in a learning commutity that is itself embedded in a larger society. If liquid modernity has left a vacuum where, according to Bauman, the pilot's cabin is empty, this volume argues that no structure is better positioned to fill this vacuum than the university and outlines a renewed vision of social transformation through higher education.



Marvin Oxenham is in the Education department at Kings College London, UK.
Title:Higher Education In Liquid ModernityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:242 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:November 3, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415813972

ISBN - 13:9780415813976

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Table of Contents

Part I: Exordium  1. Higher Education and Change  Part II: Narratio: The Definition of Liquid Education  2. Liquid Modernity  3. Liquid Education  Part III: Confirmatio: The Reality of Liquid Education  4. Liquefied Authority  5. Liquefied Culture  6. Liquefied Reason  7. Liquefied Structure  Part IV: Reprehensio: The Inferno of Liquid Education  8. Introducing the Inferno  9. Emaciated Education  10. Education in the Empty Agora  11. Consuming Education  12. Educational Anxiety  13. Responding to Liquid Education