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Alex Demirović: On the Re-Formation of Critical Knowledge |

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But the university loses its significance as the site where critical knowledge can be produced and reproduced. English Choose a language for shopping. They have profited since the s from a continuous exchange of scientific knowledge and staff with the university.

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As its quality must withstand continuous reevaluation, knowledge is also opened up to criticism of its disciplinary design, its canon, its theories and hypotheses, the manner in which it is mediated. If the presumption is that theories are mere tools in order to treat a specific object, renunciation of the attempt to think an interconnected whole suggests itself. In the s, Foucault could arrive at the diagnosis that the universities had become ultra-sensitive zones because their power-effects were undergoing multiplication and amplification, as virtually all intellectuals passed through them cf.


Against the disciplinary subjection of scientific knowledge under the rule of disciplines over what can and cannot be said, critical practices of scientific work and knowledge arise.

Amazon Inspire Semirovic Educational Resources. Yet it would be overly partial to emphasize only positive aspects. The university still has a role to play in this, insofar as time and again it makes resources available and individual university affiliates are connected to these networks and projects. Tjaden, Karl Hermann Gregory Elliott, New York. But in all likelihood even they can do so increasingly only as a side job divorced from their main work as mediators of largely predetermined modular units of knowledge, evaluators, grant application writers, and managers and zlex of science.

And so it is not by accident that it was only with the gradual establishment of critical sociological knowledge inside the university that the political and cultural modes of authority also became objects of detailed study.

Yet this dissolution can assume emancipatory significance when alfx understanding comes under pressure from scientific argument and loses the power that aled in its seeming a matter of course. With the reorganization of the academic field of knowledge, its alliance with critical theory is dissolved.

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This enables university leaderships to put a stop to, or at least to weaken for a longer time and more decisively than in the past, the project of a critical social theory by recruiting affirmatively minded scientists.

But what was historically a matter of course, their affiliation with the university, will not.

The critique of capitalism might fall back to the stage of moralizing and good intentions. Learn more at Author Central. In this competition, performance targets and benchmarks dynamically move ever further up, making evaluation a permanent institution.


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Something similar obtains for leftist contexts. Yet theory is something substantially other than an instrument; it is the form in which thinking, disclosing the world in advance of action, takes shape in order to give direction and measure, impose standards and slex on this action. What has long been an advantage might become a special disadvantage, as the university has been a focal demirovjc for the German left after By recalling these facts, the present considerations hope to stimulate the search for new roads to be traveled, ddemirovic as those before us have trod new paths.

Yet there is the inverse danger, too: The left would be weakened by lacking the wide horizon of scientifically systematic knowledge. All Formats Sort by: The new spirit of capitalismtrans. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Modular design of curricula transforms university studies into a sort of school, and the focus on educational targets of practical value in the labor market as well as the concomitant introduction of BA curricula and tuition fees compels students to assimilate canonized bodies of knowledge with efficiency and determination. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.