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Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone? By Frank Furedi

Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone? by Frank Furedi

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Summary

A fiery polemic by an established author and journalist against the dumbing down of our contemporary cultural and political life.

Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone? Summary

Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone?: Confronting 21st Century Philistinism by Frank Furedi

The Intellectual is an endangered species. In place of such figures as Bertrand Russell, Raymond Williams or Hannah Arendt - people with genuine learning, breadth of vision and a concern for public issues - we now have only facile pundits, think-tank apologists, and spin doctors. In the age of the knowledge economy, we have somehow managed to combine the widest ever participation in higher education with the most dumbed-down of cultures. In this urgent and passionate book, Frank Furedi explains the essential contribution of intellectuals both to culture and to democracy - and why we need to recreate a public sphere in which intellectuals and the general public can talk to each other again.

About Frank Furedi

Frank Furedi is reader in Sociology at the University of Kent. His previous books include Culture of Fear (Continuum), Paranoid Parenting (Penguin) and Therapy Culture (Routledge).

Table of Contents

Introduction: A personal journey through the land of the philistines; Chapter 1: Devaluing the Intellect; Chapter 2: Trivial Pursuits; Chapter 3: Dumbing Down; Chapter 4: Social Engineering; Chapter 5: The Culture of Flattery; Chapter 6: Treating People as Children

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GOR002391222
9780826467690
0826467695
Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone?: Confronting 21st Century Philistinism by Frank Furedi
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2004-09-02
176
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