The Amateur Library

Professionals and Amateurs

Author:

Edward Said

Publish Date:

1993

In his fourth Reith Lecture, Edward Said examines the possibility of amateur intellectuals and their influence on society. He explores the notion of the ‘non-academic intellectual’ and considers some of the current pressures on intellectuals to be marketable and uncontroversial as well as in areas of specialisation, political correctness and authority.

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