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The Social Scientist As Public Intellectual

Author: Charles Gattone
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461645646
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In The Social Scientist as Public Intellectual, Charles Gattone addresses the question of the public role of the social scientist by reviewing the work of several key social thinkers, from Max Weber to Pierre Bourdieu. Drawing on the analyses of these scholars, Gattone argues that although political and economic institutions continue to influence the course of academic knowledge, opportunities remain for social scientists to act independently of these constraints, and approach their work as public intellectuals.

Toward A Scholarship Of Practice

Author: John M. Braxton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119427177
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Ensure that your institutional policy and practice are guided by empirical research and scholarship rather than by mere common sense, trial and error, or a "shoot from the hip" basis for institutional action. The two primary goals of a scholarship of practice are: 1. improving administrative practice in higher education, and 2. developing a knowledge base to guide such practice. To attain these goals, campuses must use the findings of empirical research as the basis for developing institutional policy and practice. The result? Improved administrative practice in higher education, both at a campus level and for higher education as a social institution. This is the 178th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Higher Education. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher education decision makers on all kinds of campuses, it provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution.

Intellectuals And The People

Author: A. Sandhu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230590268
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Angie Sandhu examines the relation between intellectuals and society through political theory and a consideration of contemporary debates in both Britain and the US. She sets out a new argument that calls for intellectuals to address their own elite locations in society by challenging notions of intellectual difference and autonomy.

The Changing Role Of The Public Intellectual

Author: Dolan Cummings
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113686895X
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Ideas can define and transform society, but how healthy is intellectual life today? In a period when Big Brother refers not to George Orwell but to a reality TV show, and when bright young things are developing gameshow formats rather than scribbling essays; when thinkers join think tanks to design short-term government policy rather than reflecting on and challenging the status quo, and when the ever growing number of graduates seem more interested in job prospects than academic endeavour, is intellectual life in terminal decline? This book looks at the idea of the public intellectual, considering whether such thinkers are becoming an endangered species. It also looks at the legacy of relativism and ethical doubts about the pursuit of knowledge, and the effect of such developments on intellectual life. The final section considers the expansion of higher education and the changing role of the academic. Taken together, the essays in this collection form a comprehensive overview of the intellectual climate today, and the possibilities for the future. This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP).

Reflections On Crisis

Author: Mary P. Corcoran
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ISBN: 9781908996060
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In the wake of its boom and bust, Ireland has more than ever before needed a forum for reflection. Unlike the British, the French, and the Germans, the Irish don't have a tradition of public intellectuals: people who lead informed critical debate and generate discussion. This short collection of essays by leading Irish academics reflect on the ways in which critical thinking, imagination, and ideas can work to understand crisis. It discusses such questions as: How is a nation then to make sense of global economic crisis? Are the views of economists, novelists, playwrights, sociologists, historians, political scientists, and civil servants dismissed and ignored? Are the Irish anti-intellectual? ** From the contributors: "It's not just the financial market that is in freefall. The language market is in freefall. People are losing the ability to speak." (Tom Garvin) "What this crisis has done is that it has exposed the nature of power in Irish society, who has it and who hasn't it." (Liam O'Dowd) "The job of public intellectuals is to make the powers that be uneasy in their beds." (Declan Kiberd)

The New Industrial State

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400873185
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With searing wit and incisive commentary, John Kenneth Galbraith redefined America's perception of itself in The New Industrial State, one of his landmark works. The United States is no longer a free-enterprise society, Galbraith argues, but a structured state controlled by the largest companies. Advertising is the means by which these companies manage demand and create consumer "need" where none previously existed. Multinational corporations are the continuation of this power system on an international level. The goal of these companies is not the betterment of society, but immortality through an uninterrupted stream of earnings. First published in 1967, The New Industrial State continues to resonate today.

The Luxury Economy And Intellectual Property

Author: Barton Carl Beebe
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199335702
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This title explores the rise of the luxury goods economy and the growing role of intellectual property in creating, sustaining, and regulating this economy. Leading scholars across various disciplines critically consider the industry, its foundational intellectual property laws, and the public interest and social concerns arising from the intersection of economics and law.

The Structure Of Scientific Revolutions

Author: Thomas S. Kuhn
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226458148
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A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.

A New India

Author: Anthony P. D'Costa
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 0857285041
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This volume critically examines the notion of a ‘new’ India by acknowledging that India is changing remarkably and by indicating that in the overzealous enthusiasm about the new India, there is collective amnesia about the other, older India. The book argues that the increasing consolidation of capitalist markets of commodity production and consumption has unleashed not only economic growth and social change, but has also introduced new contradictions associated with market dynamics in the material and social as well as intellectual spheres.