ERIC Number: EJ589344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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The Gods Must Be Crazy: The Denial of Descent in Academic Scholarship.
Hocker Rushing, Janice; Frentz, Thomas S.
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v85 n3 p229-46 Aug 1999
Expands the literature of discontent with academic scholarship by showing how malaise is grounded metaphorically in the uncritical celebration of "up" and the vilification of "down." Historicizes these metaphors through classical Greek poetry and philosophy to rediscover how flowing back and forth between Apollonian upness and Dionysian descent produced creative conditions for living well. Discusses general applications for living. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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