The Public Value of the Humanities

The Public Value of the Humanities

Author: Jonathan Bate

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781849660631

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

View: 650

This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. Recession is a time for asking fundamental questions about value. At a time when governments are being forced to make swingeing savings in public expenditure, why should they continue to invest public money funding research into ancient Greek tragedy, literary value, philosophical conundrums or the aesthetics of design? Does such research deliver 'value for money' and 'public benefit'? Such questions have become especially pertinent in the UK in recent years, in the context of the drive by government to instrumentalize research across the disciplines and the prominence of discussions about 'economic impact' and 'knowledge transfer'. In this book a group of distinguished humanities researchers, all working in Britain, but publishing research of international importance, reflect on the public value of their discipline, using particular research projects as case-studies. Their essays are passionate, sometimes polemical, often witty and consistently thought-provoking, covering a range of humanities disciplines from theology to architecture and from media studies to anthropology.

The Public Value of the Humanities
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Jonathan Bate
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-27 - Publisher: A&C Black

This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. Recession is a time for asking fundamental questions about value. At a time when governments are being forced to make swingeing savings in public expenditure, why should they continue to invest public
Past Present and Future
Language: en
Pages: 55
Authors: British Academy
Categories: Humanities
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher:

Books about Past Present and Future
The Value of the Humanities
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Helen Small
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-03 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

In The Value of the Humanities prize-winning critic Helen Small assesses the value of the Humanities, eloquently examining five historical arguments in defence of the Humanities.
Value and the Humanities
Language: en
Pages: 255
Authors: Zoe Hope Bulaitis
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-29 - Publisher: Springer Nature

Tracing the shift from liberal to neoliberal education from the nineteenth century to the present day, this open access book provides a rich and previously underdeveloped narrative of value in higher education in England. Value and the Humanities draws upon historical, financial, and critical debates concerning educational and cultural policy.
The Value of the Humanities in Higher Education
Language: en
Pages: 105
Authors: Evelyn Tsz Yan Chan
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book presents an extensive analysis of the multifaceted benefits that higher education in the humanities offers individuals and society, as explored in the context of Hong Kong. Using both quantitative graduate employment survey data and qualitative data from interviews with past humanities graduates and with leading humanities scholars, the