Academic Institutions in the Non-Intellectual Society: the Role of Intellectuals in Venezuela
The purpose of this chapter is to look both at the role of the university and that of the intellectuals in a Latin American society, Venezuela. They are, in fact, closely interwoven. We are going to argue here, firstly, that universities in Venezuela are academic institutions in a society which is, according to its social development, what we could call a non-intellectual society. Secondly, we will show that intellectuals in such a society cannot escape being members of the ruling class or the ruling élite, whatever the concept one chooses to apply in this context.
KeywordsFaculty Member Academic Institution Academic Life Intellectual Activity Intellectual Life
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