Brown University


The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent

by Piya Chatterjee, ed. & Sunaina Maira, ed.
University of Minnesota Press, April 2014   ISBN: 978-081668090-0
Price: $29.95

"The contributors to this book argue that 'academic freedom' is not a sufficient response to the crisis of intellectual repression.  Instead, they contend that battles fought over academic containment must be understood in light of the academy's relationship to U.S. expansionism and global capital.  Based on multidisciplinary research, autobiographical accounts, and even performance scripts, this urgent analysis offers sobering insights into such varied manifestations of 'the imperial university' as CIA recruitment at black and Latino colleges, the connections between universities and civilian and military prisons, and the gender and sexual politics of academic repression."--publisher description

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