Civic University or University of the Earth? A Call for Intellectual Insurgency

Neary, Mike (2020) Civic University or University of the Earth? A Call for Intellectual Insurgency. Civic Sociology . pp. 1-11. ISSN 2637-9155

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This article reviews an attempt to rejuvenate the concept of the civic university in the United Kingdom through the establishment of the Civic University Commission in 2018 by the UPP Foundation. This review is based on a critical appraisal of the concept of ‘civic’ on which the idea of the civic university relies. The review suggests another formulation for higher education: not the civic university but the university of the earth, built on a convergence of the social and natural sciences and Indigenous knowledges connected to world-wide progressive social movements and political struggles. The university of the earth supports an intellectual insurgency to deal with emergencies confronting humanity and the natural world.

Keywords:civic, intellectual insurgency, higher education, critical theory
Subjects:L Social studies > L370 Social Theory
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:42592
Deposited On:13 Oct 2020 12:34

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