The Last Intellectuals American Culture in the Age of Academe
By (author) Russell Jacoby
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Last Intellectuals American Culture in the Age of Academe by Russell Jacoby
Book DescriptionThis provocative book chronicles the disappearance of the public intellectual in America. For over thirty years, the cultural landscape has been dominated by the generation of Irving Howe, Daniel Bell, and John Kenneth Galbraith; no younger group has arisen to succeed them. Unlike earlier intellectuals who lived in urban bohemias and wrote for the educated public, today's thinkers have flocked to the universities, where the politics of tenure loom larger than the politics of culture. In an incisive and passionate polemic, Russell Jacoby examines how gentrification, suburbanization, and academic careerism have sapped the vitality of American intellectual life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465036257
(203mm x 135mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Russell Jacoby
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White-Collar, Paperback (September 2002)
This volume demonstrates how the conditions and styles of middle-class life represent modern society as a whole. By examining white-collar life, the text aims to distinguish a more typically "American" persona than the once-famous Western frontier character.
Dialectic of Defeat, Paperback (May 2002)
Russell Jacoby asks us to reexamine a loser of Marxism: the unorthodox Marxism of Western Europe.
End of Utopia, Paperback (April 2000)» View all books by Russell Jacoby
A sharply critical look at the fate of liberal and leftist political thought and at the death of the utopian ideals that once fueled these politics.
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