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[Xmca-l] Re: how to broaden/enliven the xmca discussion



Jean Lave once told me about a convention that developed among faculty at UC Irvine, where there were many interdisciplinary programs. It was this: that one could not, or should not, make reference to a text or its author unless one could at the same time offer a summary of the argument of that text. Over the years I've found that very sage.

Martin

On Oct 12, 2014, at 1:57 AM, Tonyan, Holli A <Holli.Tonyan@csun.edu> wrote:

> I can't speak for others, but I am with you - I have far too difficult a time understanding much less responding to articles that make references to concepts with which I am not familiar and don't have time to read.  I would guess that others, like me, are interested, but just couldn't reply fast enough to keep up with the pace of new posts in that thread.  I think others, like me, would be well served by specific references to parts of those articles rather than general references to the concepts and ideas.