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Nelson, Cary

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Academic keywords : a devil's dictionary for higher education by Cary Nelson( )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 2,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In less than a generation, higher education has undergone tremendous economic and cultural changes. Academic Keywords takes a look at the state of academia today. This alphabetical reference features many of the hottest buzzwords on campuses
No university is an island : saving academic freedom by Cary Nelson( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The modern university is sustained by academic freedom; it guarantees higher education's independence, its quality, and its success in educating students. The need to uphold those values would seem obvious. Yet the university is presently under siege from all corners; workers are being exploited with paltry salaries for full-time work, politics and profit rather than intellectual freedom govern decision-making, and professors are being monitored for the topics they teach. No University Is an Island offers a comprehensive account of the social, political, and cultural forces undermining academic freedom. At once witty and devastating, it confronts these threats with exceptional frankness, then offers a prescription for higher education's renewal. In an insider's account of how the primary organization for faculty members nationwide has fought the culture wars, Cary Nelson, the current President of the American Association of University Professors, unveils struggles over governance and unionization and the increasing corporatization of higher education. Peppered throughout with previously unreported, and sometimes incendiary, higher education anecdotes, Nelson is at his flame-throwing best. The book calls on higher education's advocates of both the Left and the Right to temper conviction with tolerance and focus on higher education's real injustices. Nelson demands we stop denying teachers, student workers, and other employees a living wage and basic rights. He urges unions to take up the larger cause of justice. And he challenges his own and other academic organizations to embrace greater democracy."--Jacket
Manifesto of a tenured radical by Cary Nelson( )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against English as it was : theory and the politics of the discipline -- Multiculturalism without guarantees : from anthologies to the social text -- Relativism, politics, and ethics : writing literary history in the shadow of Poststructuralism -- Always already cultural studies : academic conferences and a manifesto -- Progressive pedagogy without apologies : the cultural work of teaching noncanonical poetry -- Canon fodder : an evening with William Bennett, Lynne Cheney, and Dinesh D'Souza -- Hate speech and political correctness -- What happens when we put the left at the center? -- Dichotomy is where the money is : anti-intellectualism inside and outside the university -- Late capitalism arrives on campus : the corporate university's expendable employees -- What is to be done? : a twelve step program for academia -- Reaction and resistance at Yale and the MLA : union organizing and the job market
Office hours : activism and change in the academy by Cary Nelson( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universities are in trouble. They face some tough choices about how to survive in our uncompromising times. In a series of stinging analyses this book tackles these issues head on. It argues that it's not enough to blame market forces or the indifference of politicians: academics can often be their own worst enemies. Universities are increasingly profit-driven, and the faculty seems increasingly passive in the face of political and economic pressures. This book examines the current sorry state of higher education and offers 'alternative futures' for the academy, visions that involve academic organizations, public outreach through the internet, faculty unionization, and campus organizing. Office Hours is a roll-up-your-sleeves look at the avoidable disaster facing the modern university. 'Straightforward, unpretentious, immensely readable, and on matters of extreme urgency to a very wide potential readership.' --Bruce Robbins, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University 'Office Hours is always pointed, often poetic and amusing, and never dull. Nelson and Watt accurately diagnose the serious malady that threatens American higher education, and then suggest the cure. Do read this book-it's a tonic.' --Jane Buck, President, American Association of University Professors 'Straightforward, unpretentious, immensely readable, and on matters of extreme urgency to a very wide potential readership' - Bruce Robbins, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University 'Office Hours is always pointed, often poetic and amusing, and never dull. Nelson and Watt accurately diagnose the serious malady that threatens American higher education, and then suggest the cure
Cultural studies by Lawrence Grossberg( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most ambitious and broadly international collection on cultural studies ever published, this book is destined to shape research and teaching through the 1990s and beyond. It arrives at a time of high visibility for cultural studies but a time as well when cultural studies' long oppositional history is in danger--particularly in the United States-- of being taken up and assimilated into the ongoing, apolitical, academic enterprise. In an effort to disrupt this process, Cultural Studies interrogates the contemporary commitments of the field: its historical and intellectual positions, political and scholarly preoccupations, and the kinds of interventions it aims for now and in the future. Featuring essays by such prominent cultural theorists as Tony Bennett, Homi Bhaba, Donna Haraway, bell hooks, Constance Penley, Janice Radway, Andrew Ross, and Cornel West, Cultural Studies offers numerous specific cultural analyses while simultaneously defining and debating the common body of assumptions, questions, and concerns that have helped create the field. The topics addressed include race and minority discourses; ethnicity and postcolonialism; postmodernism; feminism; cultural policy; the place of history in cultural studies; the politics of representation; popular culture; aesthetics; ethics; and technology. At the same time Cultural Studies explores the cultural work performed by such diverse forms of cultural production as rock music, Chicano art, detective novels, African-American writing, the AIDS epidemic, architecture, reproductive freedom, sati Star Trek fandom, and New Age technology. Numerous contributors interrogate their own theoretical and methodological commitments, examining the place of representation, narrative, identity, language, and textual criticism in their work. -- Publisher description
Marxism and the interpretation of culture by Marxism and the interpretation of culture( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our last first poets : vision and history in contemporary American poetry by Cary Nelson( Book )

14 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Repression and recovery : modern American poetry and the politics of cultural memory, 1910-1945 by Cary Nelson( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case against academic boycotts of Israel by Cary Nelson( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How should we understand the international debate about the future of Israel and the Palestinians? Can justice be achieved in the Middle East? Until now, there was no single place for people to go to find detailed scholarly essays analyzing proposals to boycott Israel and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement of which they are a part. This book for the first time provides the historical background necessary for informed evaluation of one of the most controversial issues of our day- the struggle between two peoples living side-by-side but with conflicting views of history and conflicting national ambitions. This book encourages empathy for all parties, but it also takes a cold look at what solutions are realistic and possible. In doing so, it tackles issues, like the role of anti-Semitism in calls for the abolition of the Jewish state, that many have found impossible to confront until now. The book gathers essays by an international cohort of scholars from Britain, Israel, and the United States."--Wayne State University Press
The incarnate word : literature as verbal space by Cary Nelson( Book )

12 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the university works : higher education and the low-wage nation by Marc Bousquet( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As much as we think we know about the modern university, very little has been said about what it's like to work there. Instead of the high-wage, high-profit world of “knowledge work,” most campus employees - including the vast majority of faculty - really work in the low-wage, low-profit sphere of the service economy. Tenure-track positions are at an all-time low, with adjuncts and graduate students teaching the majority of courses. This super-exploited corps of disposable workers commonly earn fewer than $16,000 annually, without benefits, teaching as many as eight classes per year. Even undergraduates are being exploited as a low-cost, disposable workforce
Anthology of modern American poetry( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together over 100 years of creative and vital American poetry in one volume, Anthology of Modern American Poetry includes over 750 poems by 161 American poets ranging from Walt Whitman to Sherman Alexie. It represents not only the traditionally familiar poetic works of the last hundred years but also includes numerous poems by women, minority, and progressive writers only rediscovered in the past two decades. It is also the first anthology to give full treatment to American long poems and poetic sequences
W.S. Merwin : essays on the poetry( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory in the classroom by Cary Nelson( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Higher education under fire : politics, economics, and the crisis of the humanities by Michael Bérubé( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While both colleges and their professors are widely distrusted and criticized, Americans also point to higher education as their most valuable and durable product in the global economy. Why--and how--is higher education in America under fire?
The Oxford handbook of modern and contemporary American poetry by Cary Nelson( Book )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry gives readers a cutting-edge introduction to the kaleidoscopic world of American poetry over the last century. Offering a comprehensive approach to the debates that have defined the study of American verse, the twenty-five original essays contained herein take up a wide array of topics: the influence of jazz on the Beats and beyond; European and surrealist influences on style; poetics of the disenfranchised; religion and the national epic; antiwar and dissent poetry; the AIDS epidemic; digital innovations; transnationalism; hip hop; and more. Alongside these topics, major interpretive perspectives such as Marxist, psychoanalytic, disability, queer, and ecocritcal are incorporated. Throughout, the names that have shaped American poetry in the period--Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, Sterling Brown, Hart Crane, William Carlos Williams, Posey, Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, Larry Eigner, and others--serve as touchstones along the tour of the poetic landscape."--Publisher's description
Regions of memory : uncollected prose, 1949-82 by W. S Merwin( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madrid, 1937 : letters of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade from the Spanish Civil War by Cary Nelson( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are the actual letters that Abraham Lincoln Brigade members wrote home from 1936 to 1939. Here are accounts of their combat experiences, the love letters they wrote under fire, tales of the friendships they formed among themselves and with their Spanish comrades, and their reports of history's first saturation bombing of civilian targets in Madrid and Barcelona
Revolutionary memory : recovering the poetry of the American left by Cary Nelson( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revolutionary Memory is the most important book yet to be published about the vital tradition of left wing American Poetry. As Cary Nelson shows, it is not only our image of the past but also our sense of the present and future that changes when we recover these revolutionary memories. Making a forceful case for political poetry as poetry, Nelson brings to bear his extraordinary knowledge of American poets, radical movements, and social struggles in order to bring out an undervalued strength in a literature often left at the canon's edge. Focused in part of the red decade of the 1930s, Revolutionary Memory revitalizes biographical criticism for writers on the margin and shows us for the first time how progressive poets fused their work into a powerful chorus of political voices. Richly detailed and beautifully illustrated with period engravings and woodcuts, Revolutionary Memory brings that chorus dramatically to life and set a cultural agenda for future work."--Publisher description
Will teach for food : academic labor in crisis( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Academic labor has never been more vulnerable to exploitation, or more galvanized into action. Threats to tenure, job shortages for new Ph. D.s, and an increasing reliance on poorly paid graduate students and adjunct faculty for teaching are the harsh reality on campuses across the nation. Will Teach for Food provides a clarion call to academic workers, summoning them to take action against the continued decline in working conditions on American campuses. When graduate students at Yale University held a "grade strike" during the 1995-96 academic year, they were protesting policies such as downsizing, subcontracting, and outsourcing - strategies currently wreaking havoc on the larger U.S. workforce. The debates at Yale mirror those on many campuses: whether graduate student teaching assistants are students or employees of the university; whether faculty are management or staff; what constitutes a reasonable teaching load and fair compensation. In Part I of Will Teach for Food, participants describe the Yale student strike and examine what workers on other campuses can learn from this action. In Part II, activists and scholars place the challenge to academic workers in the context of U.S. labor history and assess the impact of university "corporatization" on the communities that surround them and on higher education as a whole."--Publisher's description
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Academic keywords : a devil's dictionary for higher education
No university is an island : saving academic freedomManifesto of a tenured radicalOffice hours : activism and change in the academyCultural studiesMarxism and the interpretation of cultureRepression and recovery : modern American poetry and the politics of cultural memory, 1910-1945How the university works : higher education and the low-wage nationAnthology of modern American poetry
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Nelson, Cary R.

Nelson, Cary R. 1946-

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