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Global Academe

Engaging Intellectual Discourse

Editors: Nagy-Zekmi, S., Hollis, K. (Eds.)

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Addresses the representation of the economic, political, and cultural interrelations between agents involved in the process of intellectual activity. Analyzes the transformation in intellectual production and the changing role of academics themselves.

About the authors

SILVIA NAGY-ZEKMI Professor of Hispanic and Cultural Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Director of the Cultural Studies Program at Villanova University, USA, who has been teaching courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels on Latin American and Middle Eastern/North African Literature and literary and cultural theory.
KARYN HOLLIS Professor in the English Department at Villanova University where she directs the Concentration in Writing and Rhetoric and teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Reviews

"Contesting Richard Posner's neoliberal valorization of lawyers and politicians as the proper public intellectuals, and advancing Edward Said's advocacy of humanistic academics as providing society a dissenting voice in conflicts with authority, Nagy-Zekmi and Hollis offer a stimulating collection of essays defending them as producers of knowledge rather than as teaching professionals who merely transmit it. In suggesting that digital media and the internet offer avenues for a transnational conversation with academics that has a chance of circumventing corporate-owned media, contributors to this important discussion provide a timely forum on the vibrancy of scholarship as a refreshing, disturbing, and necessary voice in the public forum." John C. Hawley, co-editor, The Postcolonial and the Global


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Nagy-Zekmi, Silvia (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • In the Marketplace of Illusion: The Public Intellectual in a Landscape of Mediated Humanness

    Robertson, Joseph

    Pages 15-37

  • From Rational to Relevant: What Counts as “Public” Knowledge?

    Andrews, J. Scott

    Pages 39-50

  • From the Organic through the Specific to the Accidental: Cultural Studies and the (Potential) Proliferation of Contemporary Categories of the Academic as Public Intellectual

    Wright, Handel K.

    Pages 51-59

  • Beyond the Specialist/Generalist Framework: Reflections on Three Decades of the Comparative History of Intellectuals Discourse

    Jakobsen, Kjetil Ansgar

    Pages 61-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Academe
Book Subtitle
Engaging Intellectual Discourse
Editors
  • S. Nagy-Zekmi
  • K. Hollis
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Silvia Nagy-Zekmi and Karyn Hollis
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01493-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137014931
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11820-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29819-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 214
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