ERIC Number: EJ527935
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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The Self-Inflicted Irrelevance of American Academics.
Wacquant, Loic J. D.
Academe, v82 n4 p18-23 Jul-Aug 1996
Anti-intellectualism and negative public attitudes about the professoriate are traced to four sources: (1) unquestioned supremacy of economic over cultural capital in the United States; (2) lack of organizational vehicles for faculty to contribute to social change and public debate; (3) unfair competition from policy institutes and foundations; and (4) self-absorption and resulting isolation of the university. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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