Wed 1.30.13 | Academia and Minority Inclusion

Roderick A. Ferguson, The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference University of Minnesota Press, 2012

Roderick A. Ferguson, Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique University of Minnesota Press, 2003

The student movement of the 1960s and 70s demanded the inclusion of women's and ethnic studies by universities, the broadening of the canon, and the hiring and admission of previously excluded groups.  But to what extent were those demands absorbed and capitalized on by academia, the state, and corporations?  Race and critical theory scholar Roderick Ferguson discusses the convoluted journey of so-called minority inclusion.

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