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Don’t get your Lyotard in a twist, Peter Munz

University Futures and the Politics of Reform in New Zealand Michael Peters and Peter Roberts Dunmore Press, $34.95, ISBN 0 86469 350 8 During the last fifteen years, our universities have been transformed from moderately well-functioning collegiate institutions educating students…
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From imperialism to managerialism, Michael Peters

Victoria University of Wellington, 1899-1999: A History Rachel Barrowman Victoria University Press, $69.95, ISBN 0 86473 369 0 The press release billed Rachel Barrowman’s book “not a conventional institutional history” – a fact for which readers have much to be…
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Derrida Downunder, Michael Peters

I’m an unabashed Francophile when it comes to philosophy. I remember reading Sartre’s Words as a fifth-former, sitting in a Wellington coffee bar when coffee bars first became fashionable. Last year I attended a conference entitled The End of Postmodernism?…
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After Adorno, John Newton

Critical Theory, Poststructuralism & the Social Context eds Michael Peters, Wayne Hope, James Marshall and Steven Webster Dunmore Press, $39.95, ISBN 0 86469 233 1 Our culture’s aversion to theory is a theme which has been rehearsed numerous times. My…
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