Hidden intellectualism

My Hidden intellectualism, the closest thing to intellectuals Hidden intellectualism sight, seemed clearly inferior in worldly prowess and physical attractiveness to sports stars, film heroes, and pop singers.

In the register of the school paper? I believe that intellectualism is partly an inborn trait, which Graff has. The Power of Their Ideas: In a recent book titled Street Smarts and Critical Theory: Yet consumption itself generates much youthful arguing, and if some groups are culturally more prone to argumentation than others, everyone has a stake in learning to use argument to express and defend his or her interests.

Therefore giving students a chance to Hidden intellectualism on the topics that interest them once in a while is beneficial to their personal as well as intellectual growth. What are the gains and losses in being able to translate Holdenspeak into Intellectualspeak?

I went on to say, however, that, despite T. An aspect that Graff fails to consider is the cultural aspect. It can be argued that there are some people who lack the ability to come up with logical arguments and points of Hidden intellectualism after reading articles or magazines.

Among the other Hidden intellectualism Crandus assigns in this unit is my previously mentioned essay, "Disliking Books at an Early Age," in which I describe how my youthful alienation from books finally dissolved when I encountered critical debates about books in college.

Street Smarts and Critical Theory: To be sure, school culture was filled with competition that became more intense and invidious as you moved up the ladder. On the contrary, there are some points argued by Graff, which are rather disagreeable.

The hoods might turn on you at any moment if they sensed you were putting on highbrow airs over them: In arguing about such things I was learning rudimentary semiotics, perhaps even a feeling for those deeper "meanings" in [End Page 26] texts and events that academic intellectual culture rewards us for spotting and formulating.

The question is how teachers can tease out the critical theory latent in student street smarts. While it would be facile to suggest that schoolyard violence can be easily sublimated into intellectual debate, we have no way of knowing how much aggressive behavior might be redirected if schools were to provide curricular occasions for debate and argument rather than try to avoid them.

This avoidance of conflict is well described by Arthur G.

Thematizing Intellectualism But how can they do that? I had indeed been a closet nerd, as my retelling of my story in the present essay suggests. It is a matter of finding points of convergence and translation, moments when student discourse can be translated into academic discourse and vice versa, producing a kind of "bilingualism" on both sides of the student-teacher divide.

I was startled when I discovered that my seventh-grade English teacher not only played softball at the local park Hidden intellectualism threw like a Regular Guy.

What is not so widely noticed, however, is that these intellectual resources go unnoticed because they are tied to ostensibly anti-intellectual interests. Maybe it did for Graff, he goes on, but will such a solution work for others, who are perhaps more truly alienated? Growing Up Anti-intellectual I will come back to these issues later on, but first I want to talk about my personal experience of discovering my own intellectualism in unlikely places.

One reasonable and interesting argument is that of intellectual conflicts being better than fights and violence using guns.

That is, can students talk the talk of the intellectual world without giving up their own ways of talking and being? Crandus and I have agreed that he will give a copy of the present essay to his students next year and see how they respond to my telling of their story and mine.

That is, until student readers of Twain and Salinger control intellectual terms like initiation, their street smarts stay at an inarticulate stage. It was in arguing about toughness and other such concerns with my friends, I think, that I started acquiring what Warner got by arguing theology with his parents--the rudiments of how to make an argument, weigh different kinds of evidence, move between particulars and generalizations, summarize the views of others, and enter a conversation about ideas.

For instance, the essay gives an implication of intellectualism being undoubtedly beneficial but fails to give reasons supporting the fact. For girls, being articulate and brainy about schoolwork was a sign of being conceited or "stuck-up," whereas for boys it marked one as a sissy.

If my schooling repressed anything in me, it was not rebellion against the adult world but adulthood itself. Is it possible to blend both into a single discourse? These individuals may be said to possess a form of intellectualism that is concealed.

This is not always true especially in a society that values education and the need to acquire academic intellectualism Meier, It was rather to get them to reflect on their own contradictory feelings about becoming intellectuals and talking Intellectual-speak.

My parents were literate people who provided a model of reflectiveness [End Page 24] in household talk. Crandus then posed the question of intellectualism: Through class discussion of this issue, they also began to see how differences in language-- here the contrast between official school language and personal language--imply choices of the kind they may face between different identities and views of life.Title: Hidden Intellectualism.

Author: matt Created Date: 12/9/ PM. Rhetorical Analysis of Hidden Intellectualism by Gerald Graff Crystal Houston Main Purpose/ Argument Graff's leading argument is that educational institutions are at fault for failing to nurture students' "anti-intellectual" interests.

In the essay “Hidden Intellectualism”, Gerald Graff argues that there is a possibility of some form of hidden intellectualism besides the traditional academic intellectualism.

My Hidden Intellectualism In one sense, then, it would be hard to imagine a childhood more thoroughly anti-intellectual than mine. Yet in retrospect I see that I and the s themselves were not simply hostile toward intellectualism, but divided and ambivalent.

Oct 07,  · When first reading Gerald Graff's essay, "Hidden Intellectualism", I thought his thesis was this, "What doesn't occur to us, though, is that schools and colleges might be at fault for missing the opportunity to tap into such street smarts and channel them into good academic work.".

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