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Staying Alive: A Survival Manual for the Liberal Arts fiercely defends the liberal arts in and from an age of neoliberal capital and techno-corporatization run amok, arguing that the public university’s purpose is not vocational training, but rather the cultivation of what Fradenburg calls “artfulness,” including the art of making knowledge. In addition to sustained critical and creative thinking, the humanities develop the mind’s capacities for real-time improvisational communication and interpretation, without which we can neither thrive nor survive. Humanist pedagogy and research use play, experimentation and intersubjective exchange to foster forms of artfulness critical to the future of our species. From perception to reality-testing to concept-formation and logic, the arts and humanities teach us to see, hear and respond more keenly, and to imagine, or “model,” new futures and possibilities. Innovation of all kinds, technological or artistic, depends on the enhancement of the skills proper to staying alive

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Title Page
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  1. Copyright, Support the Publisher, Dedication Page
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Prelude. Hands Off Our Jouissance: The Collaborative Risk of a Shared Disorganization
  2. pp. i-xxxii
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  1. Chapter One. Driving Education: A Crash Course
  2. pp. 1-50
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  1. Fugue 1. An Army of Lovers
  2. pp. 51-74
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  1. Chapter Two. Living the Liberal Arts: An Argument for Embodied Learning Communities
  2. pp. 75-134
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  1. Fugue 2. Human-Tongued Basilisks
  2. pp. 135-162
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  1. Chapter Three. Breathing with Lacan's Seminar X: Expression and Emergence
  2. pp. 163-192
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  1. Fugue 3. The Object Breath
  2. pp. 193-222
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  1. Chapter Four. Life's Reach: Territory, Display, Ekphrasis
  2. pp. 223-262
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  1. Fugue 4. Ekphrastic Beowulf: Defying Death and Staying Alive in the Academy
  2. pp. 263-286
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  1. Coda. Fuzzy Logic
  2. pp. 287-296
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 297-322
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  1. Epigraph
  2. pp. 323-327
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  1. Back Cover
  2. p. 328
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  1. Publication Data
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780615906508
MARC Record
OCLC
1176455052
Pages
372
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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