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Jeu critique : la « fin des intellectuels » (1975-1985)

Abstract : The end, the crisis, the decline or the silence of intellectuals are some of the topics used in the 1970’s and 1980’s as an epilog to the history of French intellectuals. This article questions the differentiated uses (journalistic, politics, academics) of this pessimistic commonplace during a ten year period often considered as politically pivotal. The polemic on “the silence of left-wing intellectuals” in 1983 serves as the main entry point to an analysis of this heterogeneous “literature of the end”. It is informative of the various definition poles of “intellectual” and of the re-composition of the relationship between intellectual, political and journalistic fields. This article thus discusses the apparent eclipse of this social category as well as the conditions of its progressive and concurrent redefinitions.
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Vincent Gayon. Jeu critique : la « fin des intellectuels » (1975-1985). Le Mouvement social, Les Editions de l'Atelier/Editions ouvrières, 2012, ⟨10.3917/lms.239.0025⟩. ⟨hal-01513678⟩



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