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Circulating Knowledge in Public Arenas : Towards a New History of the Postwar Humanities

Östling, Johan LU orcid (2021) In History of Humanities 6(2). p.649-656
Abstract
The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate how a new history of the postwar humanities could be written. Drawing on approaches from the history of knowledge and other adjacent fields, it outlines a study of the conditions of the circulation of knowledge in the public sphere during the 1960s and 1970s. By introducing “arena of knowledge” as an analytical concept, the essay highlights certain media platforms where circulation of knowledge occurred, such as newspapers, paperback series, and early television. All in all, the essay underlines the importance of the humanities for a kind of public knowledge during these years, thereby challenging a crisis narrative of the humanities of the postwar period that is prevalent in established... (More)
The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate how a new history of the postwar humanities could be written. Drawing on approaches from the history of knowledge and other adjacent fields, it outlines a study of the conditions of the circulation of knowledge in the public sphere during the 1960s and 1970s. By introducing “arena of knowledge” as an analytical concept, the essay highlights certain media platforms where circulation of knowledge occurred, such as newspapers, paperback series, and early television. All in all, the essay underlines the importance of the humanities for a kind of public knowledge during these years, thereby challenging a crisis narrative of the humanities of the postwar period that is prevalent in established historiography. (Less)
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history of humanities, history of knowledge, circulation of knowledge
in
History of Humanities
volume
6
issue
2
pages
649 - 656
publisher
University of Chicago Press
ISSN
2379-3163
DOI
10.1086/715945
project
Kunskapsaktörer och kunskapscirkulation i 1960-talets offentlighet
Knowledge in Motion: Societal Circulation of Knowledge in Postwar Sweden and Germany
Humanities in motion: Circulation of knowledge in postwar Sweden and West Germany
Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge
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English
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yes
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