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In Defence of High Culture

In Defence of High Culture

ISBN: 978-0-631-22309-2

Apr 2001, Wiley-Blackwell

168 pages

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The authors attempt to outline a notion of high culture and its role within education, following a broad modern tradition springing from Matthew Arnold. The book is written with a concern for clarity and argument that is not always found within that tradition, and the authors reject the elitist conclusions of many who have followed the tradition, such as Eliot, Leavis, Bantock and Scruton.