Australian Left Review

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To Catalan Story Short


José Borghino


A forum entitled 'Unlocking the Academies' opened to much fanfare in Melbourne earlier this year/ as part of Donald Home's latest pet project, the Ideas for Australia summits. To the credit of the organisers, the 'unlocking7 was conceptualised as a two-way process. Not only does academia need to open itself up more to general consumption by rethinking the problem of specialisation and arcane jargon, but popular culture and its most potent agent of consumption, the media, need also to realign themselves in relation to the knowledgemaking machines of academia.