Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
June 11, 2008

The longest-running IHE column passes a landmark. Scott McLemee takes stock of an "Internet decade."

June 4, 2008

What are the potential crossover books from university presses in the fall? Scott McLemee begins the survey...

May 28, 2008

Last week, Intellectual Affairs gave the recent cable TV miniseries “Sex: The Revolution” a nod of recognition, however qualified, for its possible educational value. The idea that sex has a history is not, as such, self-evident. The series covers the changes in attitudes and norms between roughly 1950 and 1990 through interviews and archival footage. Most of this flies past at a breakneck speed, alas. The past becomes a hostage of the audience’s presumably diminished attention span.

May 21, 2008

Are cable TV writers cribbing from Foucault? Not exactly. But Scott McLemee is keeping an eye on them anyway.

May 14, 2008

Looking for an affordable word processor that will also help you stay focused? Scott McLemee goes low-tech.

May 7, 2008

How did the life and work of the American philosopher interact? Scott McLemee interviews one of the "new sociologists of ideas"....

April 23, 2008

How do military reservists balance the two sides of being "citizen-soldiers"? Scott McLemee asks the researchers.

April 16, 2008

A forthcoming book takes a fresh perspective on how poststructuralism conquered America. Scott McLemee checks it out.

April 9, 2008

A polemical book takes aim at African-American public intellectuals. Scott McLemee represents....

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May 28, 2008

Last week, Intellectual Affairs gave the recent cable TV miniseries “Sex: The Revolution” a nod of recognition, however qualified, for its possible educational value. The idea that sex has a history is not, as such, self-evident. The series covers the changes in attitudes and norms between roughly 1950 and 1990 through interviews and archival footage. Most of this flies past at a breakneck speed, alas. The past becomes a hostage of the audience’s presumably diminished attention span.

May 21, 2008

Are cable TV writers cribbing from Foucault? Not exactly. But Scott McLemee is keeping an eye on them anyway.

May 14, 2008

Looking for an affordable word processor that will also help you stay focused? Scott McLemee goes low-tech.

May 7, 2008

How did the life and work of the American philosopher interact? Scott McLemee interviews one of the "new sociologists of ideas"....

April 23, 2008

How do military reservists balance the two sides of being "citizen-soldiers"? Scott McLemee asks the researchers.

April 16, 2008

A forthcoming book takes a fresh perspective on how poststructuralism conquered America. Scott McLemee checks it out.

April 9, 2008

A polemical book takes aim at African-American public intellectuals. Scott McLemee represents....

April 2, 2008

Readers come up with names for the era now winding down. And Scott McLemee looks back on it all....

March 26, 2008

The decade is winding down. Scott McLemee wonders what it was all about...

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