Blow Up the Humanities by Toby Miller

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A short, sharp, and provocative book, Blow Up the Humanities, has esteemed scholar Toby Miller declaring that there are two humanities in the United States. One is the venerable, powerful humanities of private universities; the other is the humanities of state schools, which focus mainly on job prospects. There is a class division between the two - both in terms of faculty research and student background - and it must end. Miller critically lays waste to the system. He examines scholarly publishing, as well as media and cultural studies to show how to restructure the humanities by studying popular cultural phenomena, like video games. Miller ultimately insists that these two humanities must merge in order to survive and succeed in producing an aware and concerned citizenry.
 

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Toby Miller is Distinguished Professor of Media & Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He is author of Sportsex and Cultural Citizenship: Cosmopolitanism, Consumerism, and Television in a Neoliberal Age (both Temple) and runs the cultural studies podcast.
 
Published August 31, 2012 by Temple University Press. 172 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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In his latest, UC-Riverside media and cultural studies professor Miller analyzes the decline of the humanities in American university education, drawing connections to economic downturns and the growing demand for more practical studies, such as government and economics.

Jul 30 2012 | Read Full Review of Blow Up the Humanities

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IN HIS NEW BOOK Blow Up the Humanities, Toby Miller divides the humanities into two camps.

Dec 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Blow Up the Humanities

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