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Anxious intellects : academic professionals, public intellectuals, and enlightenment values

Author: John Michael
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2000.
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Intellectuals occupy a paradoxical position in contemporary American culture. This title discusses how critics have conceived of the intellectual's role in a pluralised society, weighing intellectual  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Michael, John, 1953-
Anxious intellects.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)654232722
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Michael
ISBN: 0822324601 9780822324607 0822324962 9780822324966
OCLC Number: 42437196
Description: x, 218 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part one. Cultural authority, Enlightenment traditions, and professional anxiety. Publicity: Black intellectuals as inorganic representatives --
Pedagogy: Enlightened instruction as oppressive discipline --
Community: Pragmatism as a profession of anxiety --
Culture: Western traditions and intellectual treason --
Part two. Projected identities, universal illusions, and democratic discourse. The critic: Cultural studies and Adorno's ghost --
The scientist: Disembodied intellect and popular utopias --
The professional: Science wars and interdisciplinary studies --
Conclusion: Tattered maps.
Responsibility: John Michael.

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