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Creativity and Academic ActivismInstituting Cultural Studies$
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Meaghan Morris and Mette Hjort

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139392

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139392.001.0001

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Culture, Institution, Conduct

Culture, Institution, Conduct

The Perspective of Metaculture

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(p.213) 12 Culture, Institution, Conduct
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Creativity and Academic Activism
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Tony Bennett

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139392.003.0014

The chapter suggests “institutionalization” has overtones of being confined against one's will or settling down for want of a better choice. The negative nuances are especially tenacious in Western usage when “the academy” is at issue, as though the latter still signifies a mode of professionalism imagined (however implausibly in today's conditions) either as enclosed in an ivory tower, detached from public and political life, or as doomed to a demoralizing state of “collusion” and “complicity” with omnipotent Powers That Be.

Keywords:   metaculture, institutional space, ideological articulation, Ontological politics, Aesthetics

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