We Demand: The University and Student Protests

We Demand The University and Student Protests This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e book first Visit ucpress go americanstudiesnow to learn In the post World War II period students rebelled against the university estab

  • Title: We Demand: The University and Student Protests
  • Author: Roderick A. Ferguson
  • ISBN: 9780520292994
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e book first Visit ucpress go americanstudiesnow to learn In the post World War II period, students rebelled against the university establishment In student led movements, women, minorities, immigrants, and indigenous people demanded that universities adapt to better serve the increasingly heterogenThis title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e book first Visit ucpress go americanstudiesnow to learn In the post World War II period, students rebelled against the university establishment In student led movements, women, minorities, immigrants, and indigenous people demanded that universities adapt to better serve the increasingly heterogeneous public and student bodies The success of these movements had a profound impact on the intellectual landscape of the twentieth century out of these efforts were born ethnic studies, women s studies, and American studies In We Demand, Roderick A Ferguson demonstrates that less than fifty years since this pivotal shift in the academy, the university is moving away from the people in all their diversity Today the university is refortifying its commitment to the defense of the status quo off campus and the regulation of students, faculty, and staff on campus The progressive forms of knowledge that the student led movements demanded and helped to produce are being attacked on every front Not only is this a reactionary move against the social advances since the 60s and 70s it is part of the larger threat of anti intellectualism in the United States.

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    1. Ferguson has written a succinct (about 100 pages of main text) but elegant and useful primer on the university and student movements from the perspective of American Studies research and scholarship. Drawing from his own larger research project (e.g his The Reorder of Things) as well as the work of scholars like Jodi Melamed, Craig Steven Wilder, Sarah Ahmed, and Lisa Duggan, as well as the figures associated with Critical University Studies (Chris Newfield, Marc Bousquet, Sheila Slaughter and L [...]

    2. I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. Roderick A. Ferguson has presented a history of protest on college campuses that is both scholarly and accessible. We Demand should be required reading for all activists on college campuses. I especially liked the emphasis on minoritized groups working together.The last section of the book was my favorite - the suggestions for successful activism were thoughtful and thought provoking.I will be recommending t [...]

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