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Democracy's Children : Intellectuals and the Rise of Cultural Politics.

Author: John McGowan
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018.
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John McGowan seeks to identify the goals and strategies of contemporary humanistic intellectuals who strive to shape the politics and culture of their time. In a lively mix of personal reflection and shrewd analysis, McGowan visits the sites of intellectual activity (scholarly publications, professional conferences, the classroom, and the university) and considers the hazards of working within such institutional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McGowan, John.
Democracy's Children : Intellectuals and the Rise of Cultural Politics.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John McGowan
ISBN: 9781501720963 1501720961
OCLC Number: 1028943194
Description: 1 online resource (262 pages)
Contents: DEMOCRACY'S CHILDREN; Contents; Preface; Introduction: Literary Intellectuals in and for a Democratic Society; I. CLIMBING THE WALLS: THE INTELLECTUAL AS ACADEMIC; 1. At the 1986 MLA Convention; 2. Teaching Literature: Where, How, and Why; 3. An ABCs of Post-Theoretical Style; 4. Humanists, Cultural Authority, and the University; II. ROADS TO THE PRESENT, PATHS TO A FUTURE; 5. Modernity and Culture: The Victorians and Cultural Studies; 6. The Narrative of Culture: A Burkean Perspective; 7. Toward a Pragmatist Pluralism; References; Index.
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John McGowan seeks to identify the goals and strategies of contemporary humanistic intellectuals who strive to shape the politics and culture of their time. In a lively mix of personal reflection and shrewd analysis, McGowan visits the sites of intellectual activity (scholarly publications, professional conferences, the classroom, and the university) and considers the hazards of working within such institutional contexts to effect change outside the academy.

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