Global Academe: Engaging Intellectual Discourse by S. Nagy-zekmiGlobal Academe: Engaging Intellectual Discourse by S. Nagy-zekmi

Global Academe: Engaging Intellectual Discourse

byS. Nagy-zekmiEditorK. Hollis

Hardcover | January 17, 2012

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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.
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 lite...
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Title:Global Academe: Engaging Intellectual DiscourseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:214 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.73 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230118208

ISBN - 13:9780230118201

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Table of Contents

PART I: HOMO ACADEMICUS: MAKING THE CASE From Rational to Relevant: What Counts as 'Public' Knowledge?; J.S.Andrews From the Organic to the Accidental: Cultural Studies and the Proliferation of Contemporary Categories of the Academic as Public Intellectual; H.K.Wright Beyond the Specialist/Generalist Framework? Reflections on Three Decades of the Comparative History of Intellectual Discourse; K.A.Jakobsen Homo Academicus, Quo Vadis?; J.Servaes The Enemy Within? Intellectuals and Violence in the 'Postmodern Condition'; M.Stocchetti Far Out! : The Existential Situation of the African-American Public Intellectual; A.DeRango-Adem Language and Limitations: Toward a New Praxis of Public Intellectualism; K.Comer & T.Jensen PART II: CASE STUDIES Should Philosophers Become Public Intellectuals?; S.Rickless The Ethics of Public Intellectual Work; D.Beard Antonio Cornejo Polar and the Engagement of Intellectuals; J.Zevallos-Aguilar International Perspectives on Speaking Truth to Power; D.R.Heisey Imagined Community Service: The Need for Queer Approaches to Service Learning; A.Myers Writing with an Accent; L.Ezzaher

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"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