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Introduction: Why I am not a Public Intellectual (Laurence Simmons); Part One Essays: On Being A Public Intellectual; 1. A Short History of 'the New Zealand Intellectual' by Roger Horrocks; 2. Bruce Jesson (1944-99): Exemplary Intellectual by Andrew Sharp; 3. The Public Intellectual is a Dog by Stephen Turner; Part Two Interviews: Public Intellectuals Speak Out; 4. Brian Easton; 5. Lloyd Geering; 6. Jane Kelsey; 7. Marilyn Waring; 8. Michael King; 9. James Belich; 10. Ian Wedde; 11. Ranginui Walker; 12. Sandra Coney; 13. Nicky Hager; 14. Roundtable Discussions

About the Author

LAURENCE SIMMONS is an associate professor in Film, Television and Media Studies at the University of Auckland. He has published in the fields of post-structuralist theory, psychoanalytical theory, New Zealand film and television and post-war Italian cinema. His most recent books are The Image Always has the Last Word: On Contemporary New Zealand Painting and Photography (2002) and Freud's Italian Journey (2006).


"Simmon's book creates strong connections between intellectual and broader community life." --Australian Humanities Review
"This is a fascinating collection of thoughts and points of view that offers great insight into the state of New Zealand under neo-liberalism." --Political Science

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