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No University is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom (review)
portal: Libraries and the Academy (2011)
  • Michelle Jacobs-Lustig, Pepperdine University
Abstract
No University is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom. Cary Nelson. New York: New York University Press, 2010. 300p. $27.95 (ISBN 978-0-8147-5859-5). In a time when the corporatization of American universities has become far too prevalent, Cary Nelson, tenured professor of liberal arts and sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, author of Manifesto of a Tenured Radical (New York: NYU Press, 1997), and president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) since 2006, provides a detailed threat assessment of the university as corporation and how it is destroying the integrity of academia. Nelson pulls from his own academic experiences, from his role as AAUP president, and from case studies and court rulings. No University is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom looks at the crises of weakened shared governance and due process, right-wing polemics, and traumatic world events and how they have impacted the inner workings of universities. It is a call for collective action among educators.
Keywords
  • academic freedom
Publication Date
July, 2011
Citation Information
Michelle Jacobs-Lustig. "No University is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom (review)" portal: Libraries and the Academy Vol. 11 Iss. 3 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mjl/5/