"The Innovation Conspiracy: Ruin and Rebirth in The American University"

Christopher Newfield
University of California, Santa Barbara

Optional Background Readings:

Newfield, Christopher. "Ending the Budget Wars: Funding the Humanities during a Crisis in Higher Education." Profession 2009. 270-284.

Newfield, Christopher. "The End of the American Funding Model: What Comes Next?" American Literature 2010. 611-635.

Arrighi, Giovanni. "Chap 1: Marx in Detroit, Smith in Beijing." Adam Smith in Beijing. Verso, 2007.

Arrighi, Giovanni. "Chap 2, The Historical Sociology of Adam Smith." Adam Smith in Beijing. Verso, 2007.

Rancière, Jacques. “Ch. 1: An Intellectual Adventure.” The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation. Translated by Kristin Ross. Stanford University Press, 1991. 1-18.

Rancière, Jacques. “Ch. 2: The Ignorant One’s Lesson.” The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation. Translated by Kristin Ross. Stanford University Press, 1991. 19-43.

Rancière, Jacques. “Ch. 3: Reason Between Equals.” The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation. Translated by Kristin Ross. Stanford University Press, 1991. 45-73. (highly recommended)

Rancière, Jacques. “Notes.” The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation. Translated by Kristin Ross. Stanford University Press, 1991. 144-147.

Sennett, Richard.  ”Prologue.” The Craftsman. Yale University Press, 2008. 1-15.

Sennett, Richard. “Ch. 1: The Troubled Craftsman.” The Craftsman. Yale University Press, 2008.  19-52.

Sennett, Richard.  ”Ch. 2: The Workshop.” The Craftsman. Yale University Press, 2008. 53-80.

Sennett, Richard.  ”Ch. 9: Quality-Driven Work.” The Craftsman. Yale University Press, 2008. 241-267.

Sennett, Richard.  ”Ch. 10: Ability.”  The Craftsman. Yale University Press, 2008. 268-285.

Sennett, Richard.  ”Notes.”  The Craftsman. Yale University Press, 2008. 297-303; 312-15.