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polâitica de la identidad y la universidad

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2008
Summary:
This project examines politicization of the university. Critics have long charged that politics, and specifically identity politics, has infiltrated the classroom via radical professors. Scholars who lament the decline of the western canon claim that a massive wave of new untested works - largely written by women and people of color - have replaced the works of dead white men leaving our students ill-prepared. While most of the scholarship in this area has been written in the area of English literature departments, this project focuses on the field of Hispanic Literature. If identity politics has challenged the canon in the university, it is expected that within identity-based disciplines the infiltration of politics should be substantial. To test the politicization of the university, I examined 38 Hispanic Literature survey courses from a variety of American universities. I found a high degree of consistency among these syllabi and concluded that critics of the university have at best overstated their case.
Title: La polâitica de la identidad y la universidad: el ejemplo de la literatura Hispâanica.
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Name(s): Currie, Caitlin.
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
electronic resource
Extent: iv, 50 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Language(s): Spanish
Summary: This project examines politicization of the university. Critics have long charged that politics, and specifically identity politics, has infiltrated the classroom via radical professors. Scholars who lament the decline of the western canon claim that a massive wave of new untested works - largely written by women and people of color - have replaced the works of dead white men leaving our students ill-prepared. While most of the scholarship in this area has been written in the area of English literature departments, this project focuses on the field of Hispanic Literature. If identity politics has challenged the canon in the university, it is expected that within identity-based disciplines the infiltration of politics should be substantial. To test the politicization of the university, I examined 38 Hispanic Literature survey courses from a variety of American universities. I found a high degree of consistency among these syllabi and concluded that critics of the university have at best overstated their case.
Identifier: 460140926 (oclc), 165334 (digitool), FADT165334 (IID), fau:1353 (fedora)
Note(s): by Caitlin Currie.
Also available in an English language edition : "Identity politics and the university : the Hispanic literature example".
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Honors College, 2008.
Bibliography: leaves 49-50.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2008. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Spanish literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism
Ethnic groups in literature
Multiculturalism in literature
Interdisciplinary approach in education
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