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89 Principally in light of ongoing changes to the institutional lifeworld in which it is embedded, one marked by a powerful resurgent and dynamically complex disciplinarity,90 cultural studies to my mind stands in particular need of updated and more cosmopolitan theoretical foundations if it is to survive as a discipline in its own right. This is the view of many engaged in the study of culture, including some of cultural studies’ traditionally most vocal proponents. ”91 My hope is that this anthology will serve, both implicitly and explicitly (insofar as I have endeavoured to place some very fine poststructuralist and postmodern texts in conversation with some analytic philosophical and liberalhumanist ones drawn from across a diverse range of disciplines) to show how careful reference to work from hitherto functionally disparate intellectual traditions proves capable of producing extraordinarily suggestive interpretive resonances.
Drawing on recent philosophical work designed to resolve a similar tension in political liberalism, Parry demonstrates how an “untidy” comproADAM MULLER 29 mise might be reached enabling Olympism to function as simultaneously a universalist ideology upon which a plethora of idiosyncratic (local) interpretations and practices rest. , cultural-particularist) criticisms of what for some remains its “civilizing” mission: its responsibility for introducing students to their shared inheritance, the national and world cultures which they hold in common.
G. Stanley Hall, Adolescence (New York: Appleton, 1904), 61. Langness, The Study of Culture, 37. , as hard-wired to our conception of humanity). 36 INTRODUCTION: UNITY IN DIVERSITY 20 See George Stocking’s succinct enumeration of the relationship between Arnold’s and Tylor’s ideas in his article “Matthew Arnold, E. B. ” Although Tylor thinks more in terms of evolutionary product and Arnold of individual process, Stocking writes that “both men conceived culture in normative humanist terms as a conscious ‘cultivation’ of the capacities which are most characteristically human.