The Indispensability of the Humanities for the 21st Century

  title={The Indispensability of the Humanities for the 21st Century},
  author={Don A. Habibi},
  journal={Humanities research},
  • D. Habibi
  • Published 4 February 2016
  • Art
  • Humanities research
This essay surveys the state of the humanities at this critical time. What will be the role of the humanities at the end of this century and beyond? I discuss the “crisis of the humanities” by examining the current challenges of globalization, economic shifts, and extensive budget cuts. I also discuss the social and political divisions that contribute to a crisis within the humanities. Since the culture wars that began in the 1960’s, the content, scope, and focus of the humanities have changed… 
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