Higher Education as Popular Culture

“It’s true that in the recent culture wars academics and journalists have often been at each others’ throats. But this very antagonism is now a sign of proximity rather than of distance. Whereas academics and journalists once disdained one another from afar, they now compete for preeminence in the common role of explaining the contemporary world….Bridging the gap between the discourse of students and teachers starts with the recognition that there is a continuum between the adolescent’s declaration that a book or film ‘sucks’ and the published reviewer’s critique of it.” Gerald GraffHigher Education as Popular Culture (U Chicago)

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