Elitists, isolated in their ivory towers, serving out life terms in self-imposed exile. It’s a great image, if you are writing a comedic novel, or perhaps aiming to produce a take on Great Expectations applied to an academic setting, or likewise some rendition of One Hundred Years of Solitude. One can indeed think of how… Read More Is the “lone researcher” a myth?
“…then remove the uncollaborator from our midst and drag him by his heels to the gallows, where he shall be hung from his neck until life doth depart from his flesh…” I believe that some might have expected me to answer in the manner of the fictitious quote above. Thus far, whenever I have spoken… Read More And what if I do not want to do “collaborative anthropology”?
A very interesting conversational interview between Tiziana Terranova and Marc Bousquet is available on the How the University Works website. I only wish to reproduce some notes and memorable quotes from this discussion, since they cover a great deal of important ground on the concept of the university as an “ivory tower”, a term that… Read More On “The Ivory Tower”: Marc Bousquet speaks with Tiziana Terranova