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Title The public value of the humanities / edited by Jonathan Bate.
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2011.

Series WISH list
WISH list.
Subject Humanities.
Social values.
Alt Name Bate, Jonathan.
Series WISH list
WISH list.
Subject Humanities.
Social values.
Alt Name Bate, Jonathan.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 319 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1: Introduction -- Bibliography -- Part 2: Learning from the Past -- Live Classics -- The Value of Archaeological Research -- Why Religious History Matters -- The Use and Abuse of National History and the National Poet -- Custodians and Active Citizens -- Architectural History in Academia and the Wider Community -- 'This is a local film' -- Part 3: Looking Around Us -- Living Landscapes -- Making a Home -- Accidental Haiku, or Encouragement, Enlightenment and Raising Aspiration -- Thinking about Architecture -- 'All this Useless Beauty' -- A Museum Perspective -- The Value of Music Research to Life in the UK -- Part 4: Informing Policy -- Hard Cases, Hard Times and the Humanity of Law -- The Value of Genocide Studies -- History and Public Policy -- 'Sorting the Sheep from the Sheep' -- Part 5: Using Words, Thinking Hard -- Language Matters 1 -- Language Matters 2 -- Making Meaning -- The Value of Art and the Art of Evaluation -- 'And your point is ...?' -- Philosophy and the Quest for the Unpredictable.
Summary "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."--Publisher's description
Note English.
ISBN 9781849664240 (electronic bk.)
1849664242 (electronic bk.)
9781849664714 (hbk.)
OCLC # 769189718
Additional Format Print version: Public value of the humanities. [London] : Bloomsbury, 2011 9781849660624

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