PDF ¶ BOOK The Humanities and Everyday Life

PDF The Humanities and Everyday Life

PDF ¶ BOOK The Humanities and Everyday Life ¹ ➳ The Humanities and Everyday Life Read ➻ Author Michael Levenson – Gwairsoft.co.uk The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools aThe Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious What is clear however is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought It is sceptically challenged from within for example by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history contextualized explanation or media studies It is shaken from without by even greater pressures by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiuated For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary readingWe think of the humanit

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Ies as a cluster of specialized academic activities So they are But they also belong to the ordinary world the world where students and faculty make connections and careers; where they eat and drink and fret; where they move through new buildings and old seminar rooms In The Humanities and Everyday Life Michael Levenson places academic humanities within this field of daily life where abstract thought stands alongside material need The humanities also live outside the university in activities that have been overlooked or undervalued in book clubs in historical re enactments in visits to museums and libraries in private collections in contributions to Wikipedia and in amateur genealogy These activities belong to the humanities uite as much as research published in specialty journals The Humanities and Everyday Life addresses both the university and the world beyond to see where they meet and fail to meet and to argue that t

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The Humanities and Everyday LifeHe walls between them should lowerAt the centre of the book is an account of experts and expertise a controversial topic that poses uestions about professionals versus amateurs and what constitutes expertise Drawing on the recent rejection of political elite expertise as seen in the Brexit referendum and the American election campaign as well as examples from science and medicine the volume reveals the unsteady boundary between specialized knowledge and public curiosityThe Humanities and Everyday Life asks us to accept that the humanities are as enduring as religion are indeed both rival and complement to religion; and to acknowledge that despite imperfections they give an image of many dimensioned life The humanities are worth improving on their own terms but also because just often enough they constitute an exemplary micro society one that will illuminate still widely when academic thought meets the light of the everyda