FEATURING - Academic Freedom in a Democratic South Africa by John Higgins.

Posted on June 24, 2019

The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:

Academic Freedom in a Democratic South Africa by John Higgins.

This book argues that the core content of academic freedom—the principle of supporting and extending open intellectual enquiry—is essential to realising the full public value of higher education and emphasises the central role that the humanities and the particular forms of argument and analysis they embody bring to task. Each chapter embodies the particular force of a critical literacy in action, one which brings into play the combined force of historical inquiry, theoretical analysis and precise attention to the textual dynamics of all statements so as to challenge and confront the received ideas of the day.

Catalogue Access:

This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 LIbrary, and is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection.

The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.

- Author Sonto Mabena and Nikki Haw
Published by Buyi Nkonyane

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