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A university without ruins : some reflections on possibilities and particularities of an African university

dc.contributor.authorWaghid, Y.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-07T13:57:07Z
dc.date.available2019-03-07T13:57:07Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationWaghid, Y. 2017. A university without ruins : some reflections on possibilities and particularities of an African university. South African Journal of Higher Education, 31(3):1-5, doi:10.20853/31-3-1337en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1753-5913 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.20853/31-3-1337
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105528
dc.descriptionCITATION: Waghid, Y. 2017. A university without ruins : some reflections on possibilities and particularities of an African university. South African Journal of Higher Education, 31(3):1-5, doi:10.20853/31-3-1337.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/sajheen_ZA
dc.description.abstractRon Barnett’s (2016) Understanding the university announces that 'the university is a task without end … [and] since the university is always on the move, always moving in its spaces – economic, social, political, cultural, institutional and so on – its possibilities will always be moving on' (Barnett 2016, 9). I concur with Barnett’s cogent analytical take on the contemporary university, and draws on his three-pronged analysis, namely that a university is an institution and an idea; it is an institution in the present with future possibilities; and that it embodies a set of particulars and universals. The particulars and universals want to offer, firstly, a defence of a university as a democratic institution. Secondly, in line with Jacques Derrida’s (2004) novel thoughts on a contemporary university, I make a case for a university as a responsible institution-in-becoming within an African context, thereby bringing into contestation the notion that a university can ever be ‘in ruins’.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/sajhe/article/view/1337
dc.format.extent5 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherHESAen_ZA
dc.subjectUniversity cooperation -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectHigher education -- Social aspects -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectUniversities and colleges -- Research -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectUniversities and colleges -- Developing countriesen_ZA
dc.titleA university without ruins : some reflections on possibilities and particularities of an African universityen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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