The Multiversity

Author: Grant Morrison
ISBN: 1401265251
Release Date: 2016-11-22

THERE ARE WORLDS YOU HAVE NEVER IMAGINED. Worlds beyond the ones you know. Worlds where heroes fight for truth and justice. Worlds where darkness reigns, and only a chosen few keep the light alive. Worlds of magic and science, comedy and tragedy, monsters and marvels. Fifty-two worlds. Infinite possibilities. And one threat great enough to destroy them all. This is THE MULTIVERSITY. Collects:The Multiversity 1-2, The Multiversity: The Society Of Super-Heroes 1, The Multiversity: The Just 1, The Multiversity: Pax Americana 1, The Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures 1, The Multiversity Guidebook 1, The Multiversity: Mastermen 1 And The Multiversity: Ultra Comics 1

The Multiversity Mastermen 2015 1

Author: Grant Morrison
Publisher: DC
ISBN: PKEY:T1353600015001
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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Imagine a world where the Nazis not only won World War II but went on to direct world culture for the next 60 years with the help of an orphaned, alien super-weapon known as Overman! But hope is not lost! Rising from the ashes of oppression is a diverse band of heroes raging against the fascist regime--a band of heroes known as THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS!

The Multiversity Guidebook 2015 1

Author: Grant Morrison
Publisher: DC
ISBN: PKEY:T1353500015001
Release Date:
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

The guidebook to the greatest adventure in DC's history is here! With a detailed concordance featuring each of the 52 worlds in the Multiverse, a complete history of DC Comics' universe-shattering "Crisis" events, a map of all known existence, AND an action-packed dual adventure starring Kamandi of Earth-51 alongside the post-apocalyptic Atomic Knight Batman of Earth-17 and chibi Batman of Earth-42, this 80-page mountain of MULTIVERSITY madness cannot be missed! The MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK contains everything you ever wanted to know about DC's parallel worlds and their super-heroic inhabitants. Meet the Agents of W.O.N.D.E.R. The Light Brigade, the Super-Americans and the Love Syndicate! Meet the Accelerated Man, Aquaflash, BiOmac and more! Overflowing with today's top artists and completely written by Grant Morrison himself, readers of the DC Universe can't afford to pass up this oversized, sixth chapter of MULTIVERSITY!

The Multiversity Deluxe Edition

Author: Grant Morrison
Publisher: DC
ISBN: 9781401262938
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

There are worlds you have never imagined. Worlds beyond the ones you know. Worlds where heroes fight for truth and justice. Worlds where darkness reigns, and only a chosen few keep the light alive. Worlds of magic and science, comedy and tragedy, monsters and marvels. Fifty-two worlds. Infinite possibilities. And one threat great enough to destroy them all. This is THE MULTIVERSITY.

The Multiversity 2014 2

Author: Grant Morrison
Publisher: DC
ISBN: PKEY:T0858200025001
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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Every event in the history of the DC Universe has been leading to this! The final chapter of the greatest adventure of all time is here! Who are the mystic Justice League of Earth-13 and what role does their leader Super Demon play in the crisis rising all around them? What shocking secret motivates the dark, nightmare henchmen known as The Gentry? And what is the final fate of Nix Uotan--the Super-God?!

Multiversities Ideas and Democracy

Author: George Fallis
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442612679
Release Date: 2011-05
Genre: Education

Multiversities are sprawling conglomerates that provide liberal undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. As well-springs of innovation and ideas, these universities represent the core of society's research enterprise. Multiversities, Ideas, and Democracy forcibly argues that, in the contemporary world, multiversities need to be conceptualized in a new way, that is, not just as places of teaching and research, but also as fundamental institutions of democracy. Building upon the history of universities, George Fallis discusses how the multiversity is a distinctive product of the later twentieth century and has become an institution of centrality and power. He examines five characteristics of our age - the constrained welfare state, the information technology revolution, postmodern thought, commercialization, and globalization - and in each case explains how the dynamic of multiversity research alters societal circumstances, leading to the alteration of the institution itself and creating challenges to its own survival. The character of our age demands reappraisal of the multiversity, Fallis argues, in order to safeguard them from so-called 'mission drift.' Writing from a multi-national perspective, this study establishes how similar ideas are shaping multiversities across the Anglo-American world. Ultimately, Multiversities, Ideas, and Democracy seeks to uncover the ethos of the multiversity and to hold such institutions accountable for their contribution to democratic life. It will appeal to anyone interested in the role of education in society.

The new radicals in the multiversity

Author: Carl Davidson
Publisher: Charles H Kerr Pub Co
ISBN: STANFORD:36105029103509
Release Date: 1990-06-01
Genre: Education

During the late 1960s, when students all over American were practicing direct democracy on campus by waging massive student strikes and taking over their university buildings, the three essays collected here for the first time were among the most widely read pieces of student radical literature. Their author, Carl Davidson, was national vice-president and inter-organizational secretary of the SDS. Starting from the sociologists' conclusion that modern universities are knowledge factories designed to serve the Military Industrial Complex, Davidson, in these essays, explored various analogies and connections between students and the working class and outlined a theory of student syndicalism that characterized a critical phase in the development of SDS. Drawing not only on classical Marxism but also on IWW and anarcho-syndicalist ideas as well as on newer revolutionary currents such as the Dutch Provos and French Situationists, these writings were among the most original and influential documents of the American New Left in its dynamic first decade, and remain an unexcelled how-to manual for insurgent students seeking to gain some measure of control over their lives. In a new afterward, the author situates the rise of student syndicalism in its historic context, while reflecting on the meaning of these writings for today.

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Higher Education

Author: James E. Cote
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317677772
Release Date: 2016-06-03
Genre: Social Science

This is the first handbook to cover the sociological approaches to higher education. It is timely because of global expansions of mass higher educational systems, especially as these systems come under scrutiny by a variety of stakeholders. Questions are being raised about the value of traditional pedagogies along with calls for efficiency, accountability and cost-reduction, but above all job training. Within this neoliberal context, each chapter examines different sociological aspects of, and debates about, educational institutions as status-conferring organizations, with myriad positional characteristics, experiences, and outcomes. Many current debates concern the legitimacy of the statuses conferred, including the continuing debate regarding the role of universities in legitimating social class reproduction as well as more recent concerns about standards in mass systems. This handbook puts these issues and debates in focus in ways that will be of interest to a variety of stakeholders, within academia as well as in policy circles.

The Uses of the University

Author: Clark Kerr
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674005325
Release Date: 2001-03-02
Genre: Education

America's university president extraordinaire adds a new chapter and preface to The Uses of the University, probably the most important book on the modern university ever written. This summa on higher education brings the research university into the new century. The multiversity that Clark Kerr so presciently discovered now finds itself in an age of apprehension with few certainties. Leaders of institutions of higher learning can be either hedgehogs or foxes in the new age. Kerr gives five general points of advice on what kinds of attitudes universities should adopt. He then gives a blueprint for action for foxes, suggesting that a few hedgehogs need to be around to protect university autonomy and the public weal. "No book ever written has provided such a penetrating description of the modern research university or offered such insightful comments on its special tensions and problems ... Anyone wishing to understand the American research university—past, present, and future—must begin with a careful reading of this book." —Derek Bok, President Emeritus, Harvard University

After Whiteness

Author: Mike Hill
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814773390
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Social Science

View the Table of Contents. Read the Introduction. "Beautifully written and rigorously argued, After Whiteness is the most important theoretical statement on white racial formation since ‘whiteness studies' began its current academic sojourn. By reading debates about multiculturalism, ethnicity, and the desire for difference as part of the material practices of the U.S. university system, it engages questions of race, humanistic inquiry, intellectual labor, and the democratic function of critical thought. The result is a critically nuanced analysis that promises to solidify Mike Hill's reputation as one of the finest thinkers of his generation." —Robyn Wiegman, Duke University "Mike Hill's After Whiteness is an important, provocative and timely book." —Against the Current "A lucid, fiercely argued, brilliantly conceived, richly provocative work in an emergent and growing area of cultural studies. After Whiteness sets new directions in American literary and cultural studies, and will become a landmark in the field." —Sacvan Bercovitch, Harvard University "Americanists across the disciplines will find Hill's analysis insightful and brilliant. A must for any scholar who wishes to, in Ralph Ellison's words, ‘go to the territory.'" —Sharon Holland, University of Illinois at Chicago As each new census bears out, the rise of multiracialism in the United States will inevitably result in a white minority. In spite of the recent proliferation of academic studies and popular discourse on whiteness, however, there has been little discussion of the future: what comes after whiteness? On the brink of what many are now imagining as a post-white American future, it remains a matter of both popular and academic uncertainty as to what will emerge in its place. After Whiteness aims to address just that, exploring the remnants of white identity to ask how an emergent post-white national imaginary figure into public policy issues, into the habits of sexual intimacy, and into changes within public higher education. Through discussions of the 2000 census and debates over multiracial identity, the volatile psychic investments that white heterosexual men have in men of color—as illustrated by the Christian men's group the Promise Keepers and the neo-fascist organization the National Alliance—and the rise of identity studies and diversity within the contemporary public research university, Mike Hill surveys race among the ruins of white America. At this crucial moment, when white racial change has made its ambivalent cultural debut, Hill demonstrates that the prospect of an end to whiteness haunts progressive scholarship on race as much as it haunts the paranoid visions of racists.

American Higher Education Transformed 1940 2005

Author: Wilson Smith
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801895855
Release Date: 2008-03-07
Genre: Education

Wilson Smith and Thomas Bender have assembled an essential reference for policymakers, administrators, and all those interested in the history and sociology of higher education.

George Grant

Author: Hugh Donald Forbes
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802081421
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Political Science

" George Grant (1918-1988) is the most engaging and provocative writer to have dealt with Canadian politics in the last fifty years. His Lament for a Nation (1965) is an undisputed classic of our nations political literature. An instant best-seller on account of its practical political argument, it has endured as an interpretation of Canadian history and a justification for nationalism in this country. Along with Grants other books, it has also helped to clarify what is meant by the malaise of modernity said to characterize our time, and thus has served to introduce more than a generation of students to the basic questions of political philosophy. This study aims to guide the reader toward a clearer understanding of Grants thought. Focusing on his six short books and some of his most revealing articles and addresses, it serves as both an introduction to and an overview of George Grants career and his many contributions to the fields of political science, philosophy, religion, and Canadian studies. Hugh Donald Forbes relates Grants work to that of three disparate and controversial European thinkers Martin Heidegger, Leo Strauss, and Simone Weil exploring Grant outside of the strictly Canadian framework in which he is normally situated. This volume offers fresh perspective on the work of an important political philosopher. It will prove invaluable reading for students new to the subject as well as for those interested in a comprehensive study of an outstanding Canadian thinker. "