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Celebrated humanist, teacher, and scholar, Edward W. Said here examines the ever-changing role of the intellectual today. In these six stunning essays - delivered on the BBC as the prestigious Reith Lectures - Said addresses the ways in which the intellectual can best serve society in the light of a heavily compromised media and of special interest groups who are protected at the cost of larger community concerns. Said suggests a recasting of the intellectual's vision to resist the lures of power, money, and specialization. in these powerful pieces, Said eloquently illustrates his arguments by drawing on such writers as Antonio Gramsci, Jean-Paul Sartre, Regis Debray, Julien Benda, and Adorno, and by discussing current events and celebrated figures in the world of science and politics: Robert Oppenheimer, Henry Kissinger, Dan Quayle, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. Said sees the modern intellectual as an editor, journalist, academic, or political adviser - in other words, a highly specialized professional - who has moved from a position of independence to an alliance with powerful institutional organizations. He concludes that it is the exile-immigrant, the expatriate, and the amateur who must uphold the traditional role of the intellectual as the voice of integrity and courage, able to speak out against those in power.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679761273
Author:
Said, Edward W.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Intellectuals
Subject:
Representation (philosophy)
Subject:
Intellectuals in literature.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
philosophy;intellectuals;non-fiction;essays;cultural studies;politics;theory;history;lectures;intellectual;academia;culture;edward said;intellectual history
Edition Number:
1st Vintage ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.99x5.19x.44 in. .37 lbs.

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