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Manifesto of a Tenured Radical

Manifesto of a Tenured Radical

by Cary Nelson

Published by: NYU Press

254 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814757970
  • Published: April 1997


  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780814757949
  • Published: April 1997



In an age when innovative scholarly work is at an all-time high, the academy itself is being rocked by structural change. Funding is plummeting. Tenure increasingly seems a prospect for only the elite few. Ph.D.'s are going begging for even adjunct work. Into this tumult steps Cary Nelson, with a no- holds-barred account of recent developments in higher education.
Eloquent and witty, Manifesto of a Tenured Radical urges academics to apply the theoretical advances of the last twenty years to an analysis of their own practices and standards of behavior. In the process, Nelson offers a devastating critique of current inequities and a detailed proposal for change in the form of A Twelve-Step Program for Academia.