Academic Freedom, Intellectual Diversity, and the Place of Politics in Geography
Article first published online: 15 MAR 2012
© 2012 The Author. Antipode© 2012 Antipode Foundation Ltd.
Volume 44, Issue 4, pages 1449–1469, September 2012
How to Cite
Orzeck, R. (2012), Academic Freedom, Intellectual Diversity, and the Place of Politics in Geography. Antipode, 44: 1449–1469. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00965.x
- Issue published online: 8 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 15 MAR 2012
- academic freedom;
- intellectual diversity;
- higher education;
Abstract: This paper examines the conservative critique of higher education in the USA. I argue, first, that the right's call for greater “intellectual diversity” in American higher education should be understood as an attack on the professional self-regulation and disciplinary autonomy that are central to academic freedom in this country. Second, I suggest that the right's politicization of politics in the academy brings to light the importance of our developing a vision of the university that accounts for rather than disavows the political nature of the work we do.