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Last Intellectuals American Culture in the Age of Academe

ISBN-10: 0465036252
ISBN-13: 9780465036257
Edition: 2000
Authors: Russell Jacoby
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Description: This work chronicles the disappearence of the intellectual in America. In a passionate polemic, Russell Jacoby exmaines how gentrification, suburbanization, and academic careerism have sapped the vitality of American intellectual life.

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 7/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This work chronicles the disappearence of the intellectual in America. In a passionate polemic, Russell Jacoby exmaines how gentrification, suburbanization, and academic careerism have sapped the vitality of American intellectual life.

Russell Jacoby is a professor of history and education at UCLA and the author of several books of history, politics, and cultural criticism, including The End of Utopia: Politics and Culture in the Age of Apathy, Dogmatic Wisdom: How the Culture Wars Divert Education and Distract America, and The Last Intellectuals: American Culture in the Age of Academe. He also reviews books for The Nation, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and other publications.

Preface
Introduction to the 2000 Edition
Missing Intellectuals?
The Decline of Bohemia
On the Road to Suburbia: Urbanists and Beats
New York, Jewish, and Other Intellectuals
The New Left on Campus I: The Freedom to Be Academic
The New Left on Campus II: The Long March Through the Institutions
After the Last Intellectuals
Notes
Index

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