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Published: 27 April 2006

536 Pages

ISBN: 9780199291052

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Absent Minds

Intellectuals in Britain

Stefan Collini

  • The first full-length account of 'the question of intellectuals' in twentieth-century Britain
  • Provides an original and persuasive analysis of the concept of the intellectual, bringing much-needed clarity to a notoriously clichéd and controversial topic
  • Illuminates contemporary debates on 'specialization' and 'celebrity culture'
  • Comparative analyses of the USA, France, and other European countries challenge long-held assumptions about British exceptionalism

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