Position Papers from Imagining America
We are delighted to announce the publication of Foreseeable Futures #6, Scott Peters’ Changing the Story About Higher Education’s Public Purposes and Work: Land-Grants, Liberty, and the Little Country Theater. This powerful essay represents Imagining America’s ongoing commitment to developing a concrete understanding of the academy’s democratic hopes.
Scott Peters brings something new to this enterprise: the history of higher education itself. Specifically, he uncovers the historical relationship between culture and agriculture, building a bridge from Imagining America’s usual arena of the arts, humanities, and design to quite different kinds of work that are equally concerned with the layered meanings of place.