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The Humanities and the Civic Imagination: Collected Addresses and Essays, 1977-1997

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Februar 1999

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

For those who believe that the humanities in America are in trouble, suffering from over-specialization and never-ending intramural conflicts, this collection of addresses and essays provides much needed hope.Since the early 1970s, state humanities councils, working under a congressional mandate, have developed models of how the study of history, literature, and culture can be infused into public life. Often countering trends that have dominated the humanities on campus, state councils have demonstrated through thousands of public programs that the humanities have the capacity to help foster a communal vision that can revitalize the public life of the nation.


Portrait

James F. Veninga was Executive Director of the Texas Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, from 1975 to 1997. He is currently president of the Institute for the Humanities at Salado, Texas, where he lives. He holds a B.A. degree from Baylor University, an M.T.S. degree from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Rice University. He has edited or co-edited four other books.
EAN: 9781574410525
ISBN: 1574410520
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: TEXAS A & M UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 1999
Seitenanzahl: 418 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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