THE KNOWLEDGE FACTORY by Stanley Aronowitz
DISMANTLING THE CORPORATE UNIVERSITY AND CREATING TRUE HIGHER LEARNING

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Americans can't get a good education for love or money, argues Stanley Aronowitz in this groundbreaking look at the structure and curriculum of higher education. Moving beyond the canon wars begun in Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind, Aronowitz offers a vision for true higher learning that places a well-rounded education back at the center of the university's mission.

"Aronowitz should be commended for the high seriousness of his endeavor, which sidesteps the comparatively petty canon wars to ask: What is the true purpose of higher education and how can we restructure our universities to achieve it?" —Publishers Weekly

"One of the most important books written on higher education in the last fifty years." —Henry A. Giroux, author of The Mouse That Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence

"Bold, brassy, and provocative." —Michelle Fine, coauthor of The Unknown City: Lives of Poor and Working-Class Young Adults
 

About Stanley Aronowitz

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Stanley Aronowitz is the author of several major works, including How Class Works: Power and Social Movement; Against Schooling: For an Education That Matters; The Knowledge Factory: Dismantling the Corporate University and Creating True Higher Learning; and False Promises: The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness, and he is the coauthor of The Jobless Future: Sci-Tech and the Dogma of Work and Education Under Siege: The Conservative, Liberal, and Radical Debate Over Schooling.
 
Published February 15, 2000 by Beacon Press. 217 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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After taking a disparaging look at the current state of American universities, Aronowitz, a professor at the City University of New York (From the Ashes of the Old, etc.) who has long been active in the labor movement and educational reform, proposes a radical reorganization of American higher ed...

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