Between Culture and Politics

Between Culture and Politics : Intellectuals in Modern Society

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In this book Ron Eyerman examines the role of intellectuals in the new modern order, considering the impact of recent social changes on the nature of contemporary intellectual culture.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 501g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 074560904X
  • 9780745609041

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This book offers a new perception on the role of intellectuals inthe modern social order. The author considers the meaning of thenotion 'intellectual' today and the impact that recent socialchanges have had upon the nature of contemporary intellectualculture. The intellectual, Eyerman agrees, does not belong to afixed social stratum and is to be understood in terms of his or hersocial positioning, rather than in relation to any personalqualities or capabilities. To be an intellectual is to take on andreinvent a role from within the multiple possibilities of traditionand context. Discussing the 'stratification' of intellectual life, this book includes a central contribution to social theory ingeneral as well as to the understanding of modern intellectualculture.

The work will be of interest to students and professionals inthe areas of sociology, philosophy and cultural studies.
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Table of contents

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.
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About Ron Eyerman

Ron Eyerman is the author of several previous books including Social Movements (Polity, 1991) and Seeds of the Sixties (University of California Press, 1993)
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