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Description - Intellectuals in the Public Sphere by Jan Eivind Myhre

In this volume, three Norwegian and three English scholars probe the issue of the role of intellectuals in the two countries following World War II. The intellectuals studied comprise many kinds: from academics in general (particularly sociologists) to journalists and politicians, amongst others. The book investigates the influence of intellectuals on politics and also between the two countries. Several tendencies in post-war societies have shaped the role of intellectuals: secularisation, professionalisation, internationalisation and the rise of populism, to name but a few. Although "intellectual" is a fairly common term in both countries, it often tends to fall between two chairs as an analytic concept. Therefore, it should perhaps rather be viewed as a terminological meeting point where several interesting societal phenomena may be studied.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788274772915
ISBN-10: 8274772911
Format: Paperback
(140mm x 215mm x mm)
Pages: 211
Imprint: Oslo Academic Press
Publisher: Oslo Academic Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: Norway

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Author Biography - Jan Eivind Myhre

Jan Eivind Myhre (b. 1947) is professor of modern history at the University of Oslo since 1996, and has been a professor at the University of Tromso and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology at Trondheim. He has been a visiting scholar in Oxford, Cambridge, Leicester, Berlin and Osnabruck. His main fields of research are social history, (classes, professions, migration, urbanisation, childhood) history of universities and historiography. He is the author/editor of about 20 books.

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