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The Public Intellectual Project

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout Series | Series
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Within the last few decades, the emergence of public intellectuals as important cultural and social critics has raised fundamental questions not only about the social function of academics, but also about the connection between higher education and public life, between academic work and the major issues shaping the broader society. Truthout's Public Intellectual Project will provide progressive academics with an opportunity to address a number of important social issues in a language that is both rigorous and accessible. All too often, academics produce work that is either too abstract for a generally informed public, or they separate their scholarship from the myriad of issues and contemporary problems that shape everyday life in the United States and abroad.

The Public Intellectual Project will solicit and publish work from both younger academics who have not yet ventured into the public realm to address major social concerns, and from those scholars who are already actively involved in speaking to multiple audiences about serious social issues. The project is designed to provide a platform for the general public to think carefully about a range of social problems that affect their lives. It will also allow a generation of scholars to reflect on their own intellectual practices, discourses and understanding of what it might mean to embrace their role as public intellectuals.

Articles by Henry A. Giroux

Articles by Other Writers:

Seth Adler

Ian Angus

Stanley Aronowitz

Salvatore Babones

Zygmunt Bauman 

Carol Becker

Cynthia Boaz

Noam Chomsky

David L. Clark

Angela Davis

Simon Dawes

Anthony DiMaggio

Cary Fraser

Rosa-Linda Fregoso

Susan Searls Giroux

David Theo Goldberg

Panayota Gounari

Lewis R. Gordon

George Lakoff

Jesse Lemisch

Richard Lichtman

Peter Mayo

Sophia A. McClennen

Joseph Natoli

Tolu Olorunda

David Palumbo-Liu 

Michael A. Peters

Chronis Polychroniou

Shane Ralston

Roberto Cintli Rodriguez

Kenneth J. Saltman

Danny Weil

Jan Widacki

Michael D. Yates

Henry A. Giroux

Henry A. Giroux currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department and the Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy. His most recent books are America's Addiction to Terrorism (Monthly Review Press, 2016) and America at War with Itself (City Lights, 2017). He is also a contributing editor to a number of journals, including Tikkun, the Journal of Wild Culture and Ragazine. Giroux is also a member of Truthout's Board of Directors. His website is www.henryagiroux.com.


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The Public Intellectual Project

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout Series | Series
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print

Within the last few decades, the emergence of public intellectuals as important cultural and social critics has raised fundamental questions not only about the social function of academics, but also about the connection between higher education and public life, between academic work and the major issues shaping the broader society. Truthout's Public Intellectual Project will provide progressive academics with an opportunity to address a number of important social issues in a language that is both rigorous and accessible. All too often, academics produce work that is either too abstract for a generally informed public, or they separate their scholarship from the myriad of issues and contemporary problems that shape everyday life in the United States and abroad.

The Public Intellectual Project will solicit and publish work from both younger academics who have not yet ventured into the public realm to address major social concerns, and from those scholars who are already actively involved in speaking to multiple audiences about serious social issues. The project is designed to provide a platform for the general public to think carefully about a range of social problems that affect their lives. It will also allow a generation of scholars to reflect on their own intellectual practices, discourses and understanding of what it might mean to embrace their role as public intellectuals.

Articles by Henry A. Giroux

Articles by Other Writers:

Seth Adler

Ian Angus

Stanley Aronowitz

Salvatore Babones

Zygmunt Bauman 

Carol Becker

Cynthia Boaz

Noam Chomsky

David L. Clark

Angela Davis

Simon Dawes

Anthony DiMaggio

Cary Fraser

Rosa-Linda Fregoso

Susan Searls Giroux

David Theo Goldberg

Panayota Gounari

Lewis R. Gordon

George Lakoff

Jesse Lemisch

Richard Lichtman

Peter Mayo

Sophia A. McClennen

Joseph Natoli

Tolu Olorunda

David Palumbo-Liu 

Michael A. Peters

Chronis Polychroniou

Shane Ralston

Roberto Cintli Rodriguez

Kenneth J. Saltman

Danny Weil

Jan Widacki

Michael D. Yates

Henry A. Giroux

Henry A. Giroux currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department and the Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy. His most recent books are America's Addiction to Terrorism (Monthly Review Press, 2016) and America at War with Itself (City Lights, 2017). He is also a contributing editor to a number of journals, including Tikkun, the Journal of Wild Culture and Ragazine. Giroux is also a member of Truthout's Board of Directors. His website is www.henryagiroux.com.


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