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The humanities and the Irish universityAnomalies and opportunities$
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Michael O'Sullivan

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719088735

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719088735.001.0001

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International comparisons

International comparisons

(p.129) 5 International comparisons
The humanities and the Irish university

Michael O'Sullivan

Manchester University Press

This chapter examines recent work on the university and the humanities in relation to the French university system and the Asian university system. The influential work of Pierre Bourdieu and Jacques Derrida on the university is examined in detail in order to point to important differences between the French and the Irish regard for the humanities. The final section discusses the recent rise in influence of the Asian humanities model in relation to the Irish university.

Keywords:   French University, Bourdieu, Derrida, Asian University, Leo Ou-Fan Lee

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