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Clueless in Academe : How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind

Clueless in Academe : How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind - 03 edition

Clueless in Academe : How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780300105148

ISBN10: 0300105142

Clueless in Academe : How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind by Gerald Graff - ISBN 9780300105148
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 2003
International: No
Clueless in Academe : How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind by Gerald Graff - ISBN 9780300105148

ISBN13: 9780300105148

ISBN10: 0300105142

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03

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Summary

Our schools and colleges often make the intellectual life seem more impenetrable, narrowly specialized, and inaccessible than it is or needs to be, argues the eminent scholar and educator Gerald Graff, whose provocative book offers a wealth of practical suggestions for making the culture of ideas and arguments more readily understandable.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Pt. I Confusing the Issue

1. The University Is Popular Culture, But It Doesn't Know It Yet
2. The Problem Problem and Other Oddities of Academic Discourse
3. The Mixed-Message Curriculum

Pt. II Intellectualism and Its Discontents

4. Two Cheers for the Argument Culture
5. Paralysis by Analysis?

Pt. III Communicative Disorders

6. Unlearning to Write
7. Scholars and Sound Bites: The Myth of Academic Difficulty
8. Why Johnny Can't Argue
9. Outing Criticism
10. The Application Guessing Game with Andrew Hoberek

Pt. IV Teaching the Club

11. Hidden Intellectualism
12. A Word for Words and a Vote for Quotes
13. Wrestling with the Devil
14. Deborah Meier's Progressive Traditionalism