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Value and the Humanities

The Neoliberal University and Our Victorian Inheritance

Authors: Bulaitis, Zoe Hope

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  • Explores future strategies for value articulation in the humanities
  • Steps away from the rhetoric of crisis and argues for a critical analysis of the value of the humanities within a broader history
  • Engages with higher education policy and provides a constructive report of contemporary higher education 
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Tracing the shift from liberal to neoliberal education from the nineteenth century to the present day, this open access book provides a rich and previously underdeveloped narrative of value in higher education in England. Value and the Humanities draws upon historical, financial, and critical debates concerning educational and cultural policy. Rather than writing a singular defence of the humanities against economic rationalism, Zoe Hope Bulaitis constructs a nuanced map of the intersections of value in the humanities, encompassing an exploration of policy engagement, scientific discourses, fictional representation, and the humanities in public life. The book articulates a kaleidoscopic range of humanities practices which demonstrate that although recent policy encourages higher education to be entirely motivated by outcomes, fiscal targets, and the acquisition of employability skills, the humanities continue to inspire and aspire beyond these limits. This book is a historically-grounded and theoretically-informed analysis of the value of the humanities within the context of the market.


About the authors

Zoe Hope Bulaitis is a literary scholar with expertise in cultural and higher education policy. She is a researcher in the Creative Industries: Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) within the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester, UK. She holds a PhD from the University of Exeter where she previously taught literature and critical theory within the English Department.


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“This powerful and thoughtful book draws out the Victorian antecedents of our current debates over universities, schools, museums, fiction and public policy, and so provides a deep and productive view of their past and current contexts. This means it is also a significant contribution to—and intervention in—these debates.” (Robert Eaglestone, Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-34

    Bulaitis, Zoe Hope

  • A History of Payment by Results: Lowe’s Code (1862) and the Browne Report (2010)

    Pages 35-80

    Bulaitis, Zoe Hope

  • Controversy and Conversation: The Relationship Between the Humanities and the Sciences

    Pages 81-111

    Bulaitis, Zoe Hope

  • The Relationship Between Academic Fiction and Academic Life

    Pages 113-175

    Bulaitis, Zoe Hope

  • Impact and the Humanities: The Rise of Accountability in Public Cultural Life

    Pages 177-240

    Bulaitis, Zoe Hope

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Value and the Humanities
Book Subtitle
The Neoliberal University and Our Victorian Inheritance
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Literature, Culture and Economics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37892-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37892-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37891-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 255
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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