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 Intelligentsia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Use of the term "intelligentsia" is first reported to have occurred in the Russian Empire in the first half of the 19th century.
In English this word is often applied to the "intelligentsia" in Central European and Eastern European countries in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Additionally, the intelligentsia of Central and Eastern Europe, being divided mostly by national dependence, fostered a sense of responsibility for one's own nation, including the belief that progress of a nation mostly depends on the cultural level of the intelligentsia of the nation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intelligentsia   (1096 words)

 Tea & Coffee 04/05 - Intelligentsia: A Fresh Coffee Roaster
Intelligentsia not only has two cafes located in Chicago, but also has grown to have a multitude of wholesale customers, including Chicago restaurants such as Charlie Trotter’s and Blackbird (whose chef is a 2004 James Beard Award winner), the Manhattan-based Keens Steakhouse, as well as St. Louis’s The Crossing.
Intelligentsia has a line of coffees marketed as “Intelligentsia Wold Exclusives,” which are touted as the company’s direct result of the effort to craft a product with good taste and social responsibility.
Intelligentsia hopes also to be able to have their tea brand grow to the same extent as their coffee.
www.teaandcoffee.net /0405/special.htm   (1091 words)

 Poland - The Intelligentsia
During the partition period of the nineteenth century, the intelligentsia was the chief repository ofnational consciousness.
The strong presence of the intelligentsia in the party influenced the policy of the ruling elite away from standard Soviet practice, flavoring it instead with pragmatic nationalism.
In this role, the Polish intelligentsia retained and gradually spread the values it had inherited from its nineteenth-century predecessors: admiration for Western society, disdain for contact with and reliance on Russia and the Soviet Union, and reverence for the prepartition commonwealth of the nobility and the romantic patriotism of the partition era.
countrystudies.us /poland/33.htm   (696 words)

 War and the Crisis of the Intelligentsia Consciousness
Across the wide masses of the Russian Intelligentsia, the war ought to generate a deep crisis of consciousness, a broadening of horizons, an altering of the basic values of life.
Many of the traditionally minded Intelligentsia, accustomed to evaluate everything in accord with their abstract-sociological and abstract-moral categories, have felt a sense of confusion, when there is demanded of them a live reaction to world happenings of such magnitude.
Among the Russian Intelligentsia there have awaken instincts, which were not accounted for in the doctrines and which indeed were stifled by the doctrines, instincts of outright love for native-land, and the principle underlying them of a vital impulse to revive the consciousness.
www.berdyaev.com /berdiaev/berd_lib/1915_201.html   (2209 words)

Intelligentsia was identified as one of three formal "classes" of revolutionary Soviet society, along with peasants and workers.
However, in the Gorbachev era the intelligentsia presented itself in an expanded or metamorphosed guise as a fledgling "civil society" and, throughout Eastern Europe, contributed to the fall of Lenin's focused and narrowed fraction.
Second, the particular "interests" of the various sectors of the intelligentsia must be given proper weight along with their "ideologies." All too often intellectuals are treated as if they did not eat or shelter themselves, or as if they had no intrinsic and quotidian vested interests.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~kimball/ntg.htm   (1567 words)

 AllRefer.com - Romania - The Intelligentsia | Romanian Information Resource
In contrast to the interwar period, when the intelligentsia shared the political stage with the ruling establishment, the role of intellectuals in socialist Romania became one of total subservience to the ruling elite.
This reversal was particularly stifling for the creative intelligentsia, whose new mission was to paint a picture of socialism that was pleasing, reassuring, and convincing to both the masses and the regime.
The interests of the intelligentsia were strikingly at odds with party canon, which maintained that the intelligentsia was not a class but a separate social stratum working in harmony with the proletariat and performing the leading creative, executive, and administrative roles.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/romania/romania63.html   (1343 words)

 Wikinfo | Intelligentsia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Intelligentsia is mistakenly believed to be a social class of professionals.
Soviet intelligentsia was a cohesive community with an unwritten honor code.
The popularity of American pop-culture in the New Russia with its anti-intellectualist slant was another contributing factor to the demise of an intelligent's prestige.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Intelligentsia   (730 words)

 Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, Inc. - Intelligentsia Direct Trade™
Intelligentsia representatives must visit the farm or cooperative village at least once per harvest season, understanding that we will most often visit three times per year: pre-harvest to craft strategy, during the harvest to monitor quality, and post-harvest to review and celebrate the successes.
For a coffee to be considered Intelligentsia Direct Trade™, there must be a true and tangible relationship between the growers of the coffee and Intelligentsia.
Intelligentsia Direct Trade™ is the name for the Intelligentsia model we apply to our coffees.
www.intelligentsiacoffee.com /origin/directtrade   (2522 words)

 Intelligentsia and/or Intellectuals, Moscow, September 1999
The historical evolution of intelligentsia, the genealogy of intelligentsia in the XIX and the beginning of the XX century.
The typology and taxonomy of the Russian intelligentsia.
Intelligentsia in the labyrinth of the cultural evolution in the XX century.
www.sun.rhbnc.ac.uk /Music/Conferences/99-9-int.html   (621 words)

 The Intelligentsia And The Class Struggle | NEFAC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Though as a class the intelligentsia exists as a great historical force that the working class must resist if they wish to reach liberation, still there are some within that class who do realize the role that the intelligentsia plays in class oppression and have and do seek ways to overcome that oppression.
The intelligentsia is the class of intellectuals who are mostly middle-class except when they are in control of the government and thus then are a part of the ruling class.
Throughout the years of class struggle the intelligentsia have convinced different workers that they could not struggle by their own means and that they needed to join into some intelligentsia controlled sectarian cult.
nefac.net /node/396   (4621 words)

 • B&F Coffee • - Intelligentsia
In October of 1995, IntelligentsiA Coffee Roasters was founded in Chicago on what we believed to be a simple premise: buy, roast and sell the finest coffee available anywhere.
IntelligentsiA purchases their green coffee either from the world's most renowned importers or directly from the growers themselves.
Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters makes this statement to BandF Coffee: "At our company level, we wholeheartedly agree with the philosophy that compassionate treatment of people inevitably results in higher quality.
www.bfcoffee.com /Intelligentsia.asp   (216 words)

 Paul Flewers: Socialism and the Intelligentsia
The term ‘intelligentsia’ is problematic as although there is general agreement that it constitutes a discrete social stratum, there are two widely accepted definitions of it, particularly in respect of Russia.
Although the Russian intelligentsia put itself at the service of the Russian masses, it did not necessarily mean that the masses were enamoured of the intellectuals’; efforts to serve them, or indeed wanted to have anything to do with them.
The intelligentsia in Russia was more developed as a discrete social formation than in any other European country specifically because the modern ideas that were attractive to thinking men and women were that much more in contrast to the miserable level of elite political culture than in countries to its West.
www.marxists.org /history/etol/revhist/supplem/machajsk.html   (6034 words)

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Bolshevik poetics symbolically grafted the intelligentsia onto the traditional and deprecated role of the female, assigning the active, masculine role to the proletariat.
In describing the discourse that classified and described the "intelligentsia," my point is not that the meaning of class categories was the result of a free exchange of opinion, but that the center never had, nor could it have had, full control over how class vocabulary was used.
Intelligentsia Toward the Light The increasing emphasis granted by the Party to identifying those with proletarian spirits led to enhanced attention to story-telling as the best means of determining class identity.
www.tau.ac.il /~Russia/cvs/Faculty/Halfin/chp3.doc   (16083 words)

 Intelligentsia Between New Left and NeoLiberalism
This process was partly the job of intelligentsia (within given intellectual frames, in given constitutional forms, and on the waves of the new class much broader than them); and it partly made the outstanding era of intelligentsia complete.
Intelligentsia of course, also as an all-time representative part of the new class, got to the peak of its integrated, civilizational success – intellectual system of values, lifestyle-mission, human rights-based system of values as concrete intellectual system of values covered international politics’ and international publicity’s system of values almost completely.
In intelligentsia’s issue built upon a reconstruction of the new class – beyond the fact that we’ve outlined the problem of the individual and the group – the original diversity and the multiple nature of 1968 is present from the beginning, in a decisive way.
www.pointernet.pds.hu /kissendre/europa/20060511011738418000000693.html   (3623 words)

 green LA girl » An Intelligentsia email
Intelligentsia is just one example…I buy coffee directly from 11 producers in 5 countries who I connected with through the Coe, and have been working with some of them for 4 straight years.
Intelligentsia is a company that has taken their leadership role in the specialty coffee business very seriously.
I am grateful that Intelligentsia is willing to use their resources for innovation and I believe it will inspire many “mission based” roasters to undertake projects that invoke a similar spirit of equality and social justice.
greenlagirl.com /2006/06/19/an-intelligentsia-email   (4235 words)

 Dar-al-Hayat: Returning to the Intelligentsia | The Agonist
This comes as the members of the intelligentsia are becoming more and more indistinguishable members of the public and as the novelist, poet, critic, doctor, university professor, intellectual and journalist abandon their role as opinion makers.
Returning to the intelligentsia is a return to consciousness, and the diversification of symbolic figures, points of view and moving across the spectrum are intellectual and cultural demands, more important than the political.
The intelligentsia, however, will not be able to accomplish their desired role before resolving the focal point of friction with the authorities, namely, the freedom of expression.
agonist.org /node/36752   (945 words)

 The Intelligentsia And Socialism
That the European intelligentsia, in so far as they are not directly hostile to the ideas of collectivism, at best stand aloof from the life and struggle of the working masses, neither hot nor cold, is a fact to which Adler does not shut his eyes.
Thus, if the grounds for the intelligentsia joining the socialist movement are to be sought principally outside the economic sphere, this is explicable no less by the specific ideological conditions of existence of mental labour than by the cultural content of socialism” (page 7).
It arouses discontent among members of the intelligentsia with socialist sympathies, from whom it demands discipline and self-restraint—sometimes in respect of their “opportunism” and sometimes, contrariwise, in respect of their excessive “radicalism”—and dooms them to the role of querulous lookers-on who vacillate in their sympathies between anarchism and national-liberalism.
www.marxists.org /archive/trotsky/works/1910/intell.htm   (3847 words)

 Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, Inc. - Employee Biographies
What Doug cherishes most about the coffee business is traveling to coffee origins along with Intelligentsia’s VP of coffee, Geoff Watts, to work directly with the growers and growers’ groups that lovingly grow and prepare the best coffees in the world for Intelligentsia to roast.
An innate tendency towards tinkering and experimentation was the driving force behind the pursuit of the most delicious cup of coffee possible, and what began as an investigation of coffee as a beverage, from roasting to preparation, naturally evolved into what is now a continuing exploration of coffee’s development at the farm level.
Anya introduced her to the world of Intelligentsia through the Broadway retail store and a year later Amber signed on as a barista.
www.intelligentsiacoffee.com /about/bios   (1089 words)

 CER | The Prague Intelligentsia
Under Socialism, there was the dissident intelligentsia and the red intelligentsia, though the dividing line between the two was very often unclear at the time, and has been quite impossible to sort out in the years since 1989.
The dissident intelligentsia ranged from a limited number of outspoken anti-Communists who were oppressed together with their families, to the majority who resisted more or less passively, were careful what they said and went out on to the streets in November 1989.
The intelligentsia was accustomed to being superior, but it was not at all prepared for running a country at a time of difficult transition.
www.ce-review.org /01/8/healey8.html   (2616 words)

 The Westernization of Russia and the Intelligentsia
This awareness, along with his newly acquired western ideals of humanity and social justice, made him want to be useful to his fellow men and to help them overcome what he regarded as being their cultural alienation.
In the forefront of the creation of modern Russian civilization, the intelligentsia found its highest expression in the literature of the 1820s and 1830s and set the tone and ideals for all educated Russians in the reign of Nicholas I and thereafter.
The ideologies propounded by the Russian intelligentsia tended to be socially radical, democratic, and cosmopolitan, although they might have a concealed elitist, authoritarian, or nationalist streak.
www.bu.edu /econ/faculty/kyn/newweb/economic_systems/NatIdentity/FSU/Russia/prerevolution/Westernization_lg.html   (2425 words)

 Intelligentsia International, Inc.
Intelligentsia International Inc. is a pioneer in providing educational and practical training programs to develop human resources for the New Economy.
Having a wide network of partners among volunteer and business organizations, Intelligentsia International organizes internships and targeted training for students and young professionals of diverse occupations and skill levels from all over the world.
The mission of Intelligentsia International is to address the modern world’s need to improve human and technical capacities in the era of Information and Communication Technologies and other rapidly evolving sectors of society.
www.intelligentsia-international.org   (197 words)

 AFA Issues: Church in America - Commentary by Rev. R.J. Rooney
It did not take long for the clergy, who were initially accepted as peers and even mentors of the Intelligentsia, to be viewed with suspicion, animosity, and eventually disdain for obvious reasons.
The allure of status and power combined with allegations that the clergy were both uneducated and ignorant caused, and is still causing, a flood of religious leaders to seek the acceptance of men rather than the quiet approval of God.
When Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness (metaphor and hyperbole the religious intelligentsia would say) He was offered recognition ("throw yourself off the pinnacle of the Temple") and status and authority ("all these kingdoms can by yours").
www.afa.net /church/rjr081001.asp   (1368 words)

In other words if the Intelligentsia were to stick their divinely appointed noses a little higher into the ethereal regions and withdraw themselves completely from the tawdry field of life that field would soon become a burial ground for the rest of humanity.
The Intelligentsia are very particular about observing the admonition against putting a herd of swine on an oyster diet, so particular in fact that they have become much more adept at discovering pigpens than they are at digging pearls.
The average member of Intelligentsia comes as near being a true intellectual as the proverbial hot water in which resides a cabbage leaf comes to being stew.
userpage.fu-berlin.de /~wilker/harlem/intelligentsia.htm   (1036 words)

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