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Between Culture and Politics : Intellectuals in Modern Society - Ron Eyerman

Between Culture and Politics

Intellectuals in Modern Society

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Published: 14th June 1994
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This book offers a new perception on the role of intellectuals in the modern social order. The author considers the meaning of the notion 'intellectual' today and the impact that recent social changes have had upon the nature of contemporary intellectual culture. The intellectual, Eyerman argues, does not belong to a fixed social stratum and is to be understood in terms of his or her social positioning, rather than in relation to any personal qualities or capabilities. To be an intellectual is to take on and reinvent a role from within the multiple possibilities of tradition and context. Discussing the 'stratification' of intellectual life, this book includes a central contribution to social theory in general as well as to the understanding of modern intellectual culture.
The work will be of interest to students and professionals in the areas of sociology, philosophy and cultural studies.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. What is an Intellectual.

2. The Making of a Tradition.

3. Intellectual Generations.

4. Contexts.

5. Constructing the Intellectual.

6. Reconstructions.

7. Tradition, Role and Context.

References.

Index.

ISBN: 9780745609041
ISBN-10: 074560904X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 14th June 1994
Publisher: Polity Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 16.7  x 2.02
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1