The Ideas Market

The Ideas Market : An Alternative Take on Australia's Intellectual Life

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Australia is often cast as an anti-intellectual nation, but public intellectual life is booming. Yet 'the same names recur in the same places having much the same debates. There is a great deal of our public intellectual life not well-represented in the mainstream media and public forums.' "The Ideas Market" attempts to address this deficiency, introducing an alternative collection of provocative voices to a broader audience. It also asks some fundamental questions about intellectual life in this country: 'What does it mean to be a public intellectual?' and 'Who gets to be an intellectual?'show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 25.4mm | 317.52g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • b&w illus
  • 0522851126
  • 9780522851120
  • 1,710,886

About David Carter

Associate Professor David Carter is Director of the Australian Studies Centre at the University of Queensland. He is the author of an award-winning study of the Australian writer Judah Waten, A Career in Writing: Judah Waten and the Cultural Politics of a Literary more