ERIC Number: EJ527937
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
It Came from Hollywood: Popular Culture Casts Professors in a Negative Light.
Long, Cynthia D.
Academe, v82 n4 p32-36 Jul-Aug 1996
It is argued that negative portrayals of the professoriate in popular culture stem from growing anti-intellectualism in American society. College faculty are often derided as those whose work is primarily or entirely theoretical, too esoteric for practical use. Faculty are also portrayed as foolish or eccentric. Popular culture and public opinion are mutually reinforcing, reflecting general dissatisfaction. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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