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Cosmic ambivalence: Academia’s relationship to the popular

Miller, T. (2017) Cosmic ambivalence: Academia’s relationship to the popular. Palabra Clave - Revista de Comunicación, 20 (2). pp. 312-315.

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In keeping with academia’s place as one of society’s principal sources of authority, it has a hard time acknowledging the value of popular culture. This negative attitude goes back a very long way: writing in the 1st century AD, Plutarch recounts the great lawmaker Solon telling a play’s author, Thespis: “if we allow ourselves to praise and honour make-believe like this, the next thing will be to find it creeping into our serious business.”

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Publisher: Universidad de La Sabana
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