The rise of the embedded intellectual: new forms of public engagement and critique

Baert, Patrick and Shipman, Alan (2013). The rise of the embedded intellectual: new forms of public engagement and critique. In: Thijssen, Peter; Weyns, Walter; Timmrman, Christiane and Mels, Sara eds. New Public Spheres: Recontextualizing the Intellectual. Public Intellectuals and the Sociology of Knowledge. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 27–50.

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Abstract

Over the past two decades, various social and political transformations have substantially changed the way intellectuals interact with the public, and the way they the public reacts. Opposing the argument that the 'public intellectual' is losing power or disappearing, this chapter argues that social and political critique have changed in form, but not declined in substance. It shows how new styles and strategies of intellectual interventions have emerged that herald a new era of public engagement and critique.

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