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The Trouble with Diversifying the Faculty
The Trouble with Diversifying the Faculty

Author(s): Walter Benn Michaels
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, History, Social Sciences, Economy, Education, General Reference Works, Higher Education
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: United States; race; multiculturalism; diversity; university; politics of difference; social class; academic staff ; educational system

Summary/Abstract: This article presents the problem of politics of di erence realized within the American educational system, with a special emphasis on higher education. This politics is according to the author based on putting in the center of all educational actions the idea of diversity, as well in creating academic institutions. This key idea becomes in the American context a special significance, regarding the fact that the American society is based on ideology that celebrates multiculturalism and diversity as such. This article presents also an important for the contemporary situation in the United States problem of combining cultural and ethnic diversity on the economical category of di erence between various classes. Furthermore, it seems to be more significant in the light of the economic crisis in recent years that affected also American education in the same extent.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 9-19
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English