Cultural studies at Birmingham: the impossibility of critical pedagogy?

Gray, Ann (2003) Cultural studies at Birmingham: the impossibility of critical pedagogy? Cultural Studies, 17 (6). pp. 767-782. ISSN 1466-4348

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Abstract

In the wake of the closure of the Department of Cultural Studies and Sociology at the University of Birmingham, UK, in July 2002, this article argues that an important legacy of cultural studies, critical and reflexive pedagogy, is the real casualty of this event and future generations of highly motivated and strong students its victims. The closure is presented as a case study of the penetrations of an audit culture into the intellectual fabric of higher education and academic and scholarly identities. Whilst cultural studies has permeated many areas of human sciences, the abrupt ending of the Birmingham Unit severs its connection with the 'mythic wellspring' of the CCCS and serves as a dire warning for the future of our lives as teachers, critical intellectuals and scholars

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Additional Information:In the wake of the closure of the Department of Cultural Studies and Sociology at the University of Birmingham, UK, in July 2002, this article argues that an important legacy of cultural studies, critical and reflexive pedagogy, is the real casualty of this event and future generations of highly motivated and strong students its victims. The closure is presented as a case study of the penetrations of an audit culture into the intellectual fabric of higher education and academic and scholarly identities. Whilst cultural studies has permeated many areas of human sciences, the abrupt ending of the Birmingham Unit severs its connection with the 'mythic wellspring' of the CCCS and serves as a dire warning for the future of our lives as teachers, critical intellectuals and scholars
Keywords:Higher Education, Pedagogy, Cultural studies, Critical theory, Critical pedagogy, Audit culture
Subjects:L Social studies > L370 Social Theory
W Creative Arts and Design > W990 Creative Arts and Design not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Media
ID Code:642
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:22 Jun 2007
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:22

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