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Synonyms for anti-intellectual

a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits

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smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values


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He identifies the paradoxes of Pentecostalism as local vs global, charismatically excessive vs wholistically spiritual, denominational and sectarian vs ecumenical and orthodox, institutionalist vs egalitarian, triumphalist vs socially and politically active, low-income vs wealth-focused, anti-intellectual vs growing in scholarship.
Powell begins with a chapter on the origins of the southern anti-intellectual traditions prior to the 1950s.
Introduced into the prim, prefabricated, apolitical+ and, in the end, anti-intellectual order of the New Critics, therefore, was the relativistic chaos of reader response, semiotics, contextualization, and the struggle for social power.
You have Richard Hofstadter writing in the '50s on the anti-intellectual tradition in America.
Any such effort runs against a small demographic, anti-intellectual and conservative cultural prejudices, the mainstream media blackout of critical voices, and geographic and linguistic barriers to distribution.
Although he claimed to "have no theories, no special techniques and no information to communicate," he was no more a simple empiricist or blinkered anti-intellectual than was Samuel Beckett, whose aspiration was similarly "not to want to say, not to know what you want to say, not to be able to say what you think you want to say, and never to stop saying.
I discuss why public intellectuals must speak fearlessly regardless of anti-intellectual traditions that might position academics as targets for ridicule.
Such children have either to exclude themselves from a strongly anti-intellectual element, if not from the larger peer group altogether, or at best pretend that it comes easily to them - that they don't have to work hard to achieve excellence at schoolwork.
He warned that such positions could typically be dismissed as nothing more than election-year posturing except that they reflect an anti-intellectual conformity that is gaining strength in the United States precisely at the moment that most of the important opportunities for economic growth, and serious threats to the well-being of the nation, require a better grasp of scientific issues.
Whyte described the American university as a remarkably anti-intellectual place concerned with providing its charges a kind of advanced vocational education largely devoid of any significant consideration of the philosophical, literary, and historical legacies of humanity.
Not much in the political arena, I fear--in an anti-intellectual environment, the words of college and university faculty carry little weight.
Religion was the first arena for American intellectual life, and thus the first arena for an anti-intellectual impulse.
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A sting operation conducted by James O'Keefev has shown NPR executive Ron Schiller calling the tea party racist and the GOP anti-intellectual.
They talked about Camus and Sartre and Nietzsche--people I hadn't heard much about in my life as an Army brat and people my mildly anti-intellectual father would have disdained had anyone explained to him who they were.
And Loren Rabinowitz can go to medical school with a great story of this crazy thing she did one time; and the rest of us can go back to not caring about the Miss America pageant, because it's an inherently sexist, anti-intellectual institution where they have to approve of how your bottom looks in a bikini before they let you show your "talent.