Go to http://www.johannes-angermuller.net

download / télécharger / herunterladen

  • Johannes Angermüller (2010): "Lo sviluppo della "French theory". Trasformazioni simboliche e istituzionali degli studi umanistici in Nord America" Studi Culturali 7(2): 291-299.  

    This paper aims to investigate the intellectual phenomenon of so-called "French Theory" in the humanities in North America. Given a massive translation of French thought into the North American humanities during the seventies, I discuss how new symbolic trends are articulated with institutional changes. Thus, the influence of French thought reached its apogee during the long job crisis accompanying the transition to entrepreneurial models of the university characterized by "flexible" work relations. While this contribution invites us to rethink the notion of predetermined and pre-constituted fields and points out the hybridization of intellectual traditions in the current era of globalization knowledge in the human sciences, it argues that pure concepts do not exist since they are always situated in a specific field.

    Keywords: French Theory, intellectual fields in France and the United States, circulation of ideas, hybridisation of culture, market-oriented universities.

    Attention! The electronic version of this text may differ from the paper publication. If you want to use this text, make sure to cite it appropriately.

    Attention! La version électronique de ce texte peut différer de la publication en papier. Si vous voulez utilisez ce texte, n'oubliez pas à le citer comme il faut.

    Achtung! Die elektronische Version dieses Texts kann sich von der Papierversion unterscheiden. Wenn Sie diesen Text benutzen wollen, vergessen Sie nicht, ihn zu zitieren.