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Bérubé, Michael 1961-

Works: 45 works in 175 publications in 2 languages and 9,297 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, wpr, Other
Classifications: LA227.4, 378.0120973
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Most widely held works by Michael Bérubé
What's liberal about the liberal arts? : classroom politics and "bias" in higher education by Michael Bérubé( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Allan Bloom's not only offers a definitive rebuttal of conservative activists' most incendiary claims about American universities but also provides a glimpse into his own classroom. Along the way, he tackles the three-headed hydra of "race, class, and gender" and the catch-all bogeyman of postmodernism, offering an entertaining and thought-provoking tour of these concepts that demonstrates their undeniable importance in American intellectual life. The portraits he paints of students wrestling with literature, with one another, and with their demanding teacher reveal a complex and compelling reality that speaks volumes about the continued relevance and vitality of liberal education in America."--Jacket
Public access : literary theory and American cultural politics by Michael Bérubé( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of papers, based on an April 1993 conference at the University of Illinois, mixes theoretical reflection with practical advice concerning academic life in the 1990s. "a Report from the Front," by Cary Nelson and Michael Berube, introduces the collection. Part 1, "Professors and Politics," includes these papers: "Going Public: Political Discourse and the Faculty Voice" (Linda Ray Pratt); "a Faculty Response to the Fiscal Crisis: From Defense to Offense" (Ernst Benjamin); "'Political Correctness' and the Attack on American Colleges" (Paul Lauter); "Cultural Capital and Official Knowledge" (Michael W. Apple); "Another Brick in the Wall: (Re)contextualizing the Crisis" (Carol A. Stabile); "The University and the Media: Apologia Pro Vita Sua with a Defense of Rationality" (Barry R. Gross); "How the Culture Wars Matter: Liberal Historiography, German History, and the Jewish Catastrophe" (Jeffrey Herf); and "Money, Merit, and Democracy at the University: An Exchange." Part 2, "Pedagogy and Populations," contains the following papers: "a Critique of Critical Pedagogy" (Gregory Jay and Gerald Graff); "Writing Permitted in Designated Areas Only" (Linda Brodkey); "Beyond the Ivory Tower: Public Intellectuals and the Crisis of Higher Education" (Henry A. Giroux); "'To Sir with Love': National Pedagogy in the Clinton Era" (Judith Frank); "They're Taking Over! And Other Myths about Race on Campus" (Troy Duster); "No Special Rights" (Michael Warner); "The Rhetoric of Crisis in Higher Education" (Joan W. Scott); "The Rise of 'Identity Politics': An Examination and a Critique" (Todd Gitlin); "Contradictions of Existence: Identity and Essentialism" (Cameron McCarthy); "Contesting Racial Amnesia: From Identity Politics toward Post-Multiculturalism" (Michael Dyson); and "Identity and the Status of Afro-American Intellectuals" (Jerry Watts). (Each paper contains references.) (Jdd)
The humanities, higher education, and academic freedom : three necessary arguments by Michael Bérubé( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a lively, passionate defense of contemporary work in the humanities, and, beyond that, of the university system that makes such work possible. The book's stark accounts of academic labor, and its proposals for reform of the tenure system, are novel, controversial, and timely. Very few people understand what has happened to the humanities, and to higher education more generally, over the past 40 years. In this book, Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth explain why it is worth paying attention to debates about such concepts as universalism and definitions of the human; more audaciously, they also explain why it is important that college professors should have the professional working conditions necessary for them to do their jobs. In a clear, compelling, and sometimes surprising narrative, Bérubé and Ruth show why the deprofessionalization of college teaching matters -- and what can be done to reverse it."--Provided by publisher
The secret life of stories : from Don Quixote to Harry Potter, how understanding intellectual disability transforms the way we read by Michael Bérubé( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative informs everything we think, do, plan, remember, and imagine. We tell stories and we listen to stories, gauging their "well-formedness" within a couple of years of learning to walk and talk. Some argue that the capacity to understand narrative is innate to our species; others claim that while that might be so, the invention of writing then re-wired our brains. In The Secret Life of Stories, Michael Bérubé tells a dramatically different tale, in a compelling account of how an understanding of intellectual disability can transform our understanding of narrative. Instead of focusing on characters with disabilities, he shows how ideas about intellectual disability inform an astonishingly wide array of narrative strategies, providing a new and startling way of thinking through questions of time, self-reflexivity, and motive in the experience of reading. Interweaving his own stories with readings of such texts as Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Kingston's The Woman Warrior, and Philip K. Dick's Martian Time-Slip, Bérubé puts his theory into practice, stretching the purview of the study of literature and the role of disability studies within it. Armed only with the tools of close reading, Bérubé demonstrates the immensely generative possibilities in the ways disability is deployed within fiction, finding in them powerful meditations on what it means to be a social being, a sentient creature with an awareness of mortality and causality--and sentience itself. Persuasive and witty, Michael Bérubé engages Harry Potter fans and scholars of literature alike. For all readers, The Secret Life of Stories will fundamentally change the way we think about the way we read.--Publisher website
The left at war by Michael Bérubé( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The terrorist attacks of 9/11 and Bush's belligerent response fractured the American left - partly by putting pressure on little-noticed fissures that had appeared a decade earlier." "In a survey of the post-9/11 landscape, Michael Berube revisits and reinterprets the major intellectual conflicts and key players of the last two decades, covering the terrain of left debates in the US over foreign policy from the Balkans to 9/11 to Iraq, and over domestic policy from the culture wars of the 1990s to the question of what (if anything) is the matter with Kansas. He identifies two major camps in the left and lays out how their distinct and increasingly entrenched positions have redefined progressive politics." "The Left of War brings the history of cultural studies to bear on the present crisis - a history now trivialized to the point at which few left intellectuals have any sense that merely "cultural" studies could have something substantial to offer to the world of international relations, debates over sovereignty and humanitarian intervention, matters of war and peace. The surprising results reveal an American left that is overly fond of a form of "countercultural" politics in which popular success is understood as a sign of political failure and political marginality is understood as a sign of moral virtue." "The Left at War insists that in contrast to American countercultural traditions, the geopolitical history of cultural studies has much to teach us about internationalism - for "in order to think globally, we need to think culturally, and in order to understand cultural conflict, we need to think globally." At a time when America finds itself at a critical crossroads, The Left of War is an indispensable guide to the divisions tearing the left apart."--Jacket
The employment of English : theory, jobs, and the future of literary studies by Michael Bérubé( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What sorts of cultural criticism are teachers and scholars to produce, and how can that criticism be "employed" in the culture at large?. In recent years, debates about the role and direction of English departments have mushroomed into a broader controversy over the public legitimacy of literary criticism. At first glance this might seem odd: few taxpayers and legislators care whether the nation's English professors are doing justice to the project of identifying the beautiful and the sublime. But in the context of the legitimation crisis in American higher education, the image of En
Marginal forces/cultural centers : Tolson, Pynchon, and the politics of the canon by Michael Bérubé( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aesthetics of cultural studies by Michael Bérubé( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Aesthetics of Cultural Studies is a collection of essays that analyze the role of aesthetics in American and British cultural studies, and reflect on its recuperation in the field. An international group of leading scholars write about aesthetics in terms of subcultural analysis, the question of judgment in contemporary popular culture, the history of US and UK cultural studies, and the current state of the field."--Jacket
Rhetorical occasions : essays on humans and the humanities by Michael Bérubé( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects twenty-four of the author's major essays and reviews, as well as a sampling of entries on literary theory and contemporary culture from his award-winning weblog. This work offers an array of interventions into matters - academic and nonacademic
Higher education under fire by Michael Bérubé( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative cultural studies( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life as we know it : a father, a family, and an exceptional child by Michael Bérubé( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author writes about his son Jamie, a child born with Down syndrome, telling the story of his son's development during the first four years of life, discussing issues that affect Jamie and other people perceived to be disabled, such as I.Q. testing and health care, and meditating on what it means to be human
Postmodernism and the globalization of English( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vita come è per noi : un padre, una famiglia e un bambino speciale by Michael Bérubé( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life as Jamie knows it : an exceptional child grows up by Michael Bérubé( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Jamie Berube's journey to adulthood and a meditation on disability in American life Published in 1996, Life as We Know It introduced Jamie Berube to the world as a sweet, bright, gregarious little boy who loves the Beatles, pizza, and making lists. At four, he is like many young people his age, but his Down syndrome leads most people to see him only in terms of his disability. Twenty years later, Jamie is no longer little, though he still loves the Beatles, pizza, and making lists. In Life as Jamie Knows It, Michael Berube chronicles his son's growth and his growing love of the world, writing as both a disability studies scholar and as a father. He follows Jamie through the transitions within his family and home life, through his school years, through the complicated process of entering the workforce with a disability. In a book that joins stirring memoir and sharp philosophical inquiry, Berube guides us through the labyrinth of ethical issues surrounding how we approach disability and uses Jamie's story to argue for a deeper understanding of disability that challenges us to move toward a more just, more inclusive society
Claiming disability : knowledge and identity by Simi Linton( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disabled people have emerged from the shadows and back rooms of our institutions, upping the ante on demands for an inclusive society. Claiming Disability captures this moment in the first comprehensive examination of disability studies as a field of inquiry. Arguing that disability studies takes for its subject matter not simply the variations that exist in human behavior, appearance, functioning, sensory acuity, and cognitive processing, but the meaning we make of those variations, this work offers both a passionate challenge to status quo definitions of disability and a methodology for reexamining it
Integrating environment into business management : a study of supplier relationships in the computer industry by Michael Bérubé( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crip theory : cultural signs of queerness and disability by Robert McRuer( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Crip Theory attends to the contemporary cultures of disability and queerness that are coming out all over. Both disability studies and queer theory are centrally concerned with how bodies, pleasures, and identities are represented as "normal" or as abject, but Crip Theory is the first book to analyze thoroughly the ways in which these interdisciplinary fields inform each other. Drawing on feminist theory, African American and Latino/a cultural theories, composition studies, film and television studies, and theories of globalization and counter-globalization, Robert McRuer articulates the centr
University reform : the founding of the American Association of University Professors by Hans-Joerg Tiede( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was founded to advance the professionalization of America's faculty. University Reform examines the social and intellectual circumstances that led to the organization's initial development, as well as its work to defend academic freedom. It explores the AAUP's subsequent response to World War I and the first Red Scare. It also describes the founders' efforts, especially those of Arthur O. Lovejoy and James McKeen Cattell, in securing a greater role for faculty in the government of colleges and universities"--
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What's liberal about the liberal arts? : classroom politics and "bias" in higher education
Alternative Names
Berube, Michael

Michael Bérubé American academic

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Italian (2)

Public access : literary theory and American cultural politicsThe left at warThe employment of English : theory, jobs, and the future of literary studiesThe aesthetics of cultural studiesRhetorical occasions : essays on humans and the humanitiesLife as we know it : a father, a family, and an exceptional childClaiming disability : knowledge and identityCrip theory : cultural signs of queerness and disability