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Absent minds : intellectuals in Britain

Author: Stefan Collini; Ebrary, Inc.
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : [Online-Ausg.]View all editions and formats
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Presenting an account of 'the question of intellectuals' in twentieth-century Britain, this book aims to challenge the myth that there are no 'real' intellectuals in Britain. It offers an analysis of  Read more...

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Document Type: Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Collini; Ebrary, Inc.
ISBN: 0199291055 9780199291052
OCLC Number: 740701235
Reproduction Notes: Online-Ausg. Palo Alto, Calif. ebrary, 2009. online-Ressource.
Description: viii, 526 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Question of Intellectuals ; PART ONE: THE TERMS OF THE QUESTION ; 1. The History of a Word ; 2. A Matter of Definition ; PART TWO: FONDER HEARTS ; 3. Anglo-Saxon Attitudes ; 4. Of Light and Leading ; 5. Highbrows and Other Aliens ; 6. The Long 1950s I: Happy Families ; 7. The Long 1950s II: Brave Causes ; 8. From New Left to Old Chestnut ; PART THREE: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ; 9. In their Natonal Habitat ; 10. Greener Grass: Letters from America ; 11. The Peculiarities of the French ; 12. The Translation of the Clerks ; PART FOUR: SOME VERSIONS OF DENIAL ; 13. Clerisy or Undesirables: T. S. Eliot ; 14. Professional Cackling: R. G. Collingwood ; 15. Other People: George Orwell ; 16. Nothing to Say: A. J. P. Taylor ; 17. No True Answers: A. J. Ayer ; PART FIVE: REPEAT PERFORMANCES ; 18. Outsider Studies: The Glamour of Dissent ; 19. Media Studies: A Discourse of General Ideas ; 20. Long Views I: Specialization and its Discontents ; 21. Long Views II: From Authority to Celebrity? ; Epilogue: No Elsewhere
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the book is excellent, thoroughly researched, full of unexpectd discussions of half-forgotten names, movements, and periodicals, provoking further study. * Jeremy Tambling, MLR * Stefan Collini was Read more...

 
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