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[Xmca-l] managerialism in academia: a critique of "against students"
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- Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:20:10 -0600
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>From time to time on this listserv, I've seen posts about the struggles of
working within the shifting politics of academia.
This morning I came across a post by Sara Ahmed: "Against students":
In it, Ahmed takes on:
- The phenomenon, rearing its head again recently, of professors feeling
censored by students and the culture of "identity politics" in higher
- The tendency of some academics to feel a nostalgia for a past that
they see as characterized by perfect freedom and pursuit of ideas
- The issue of trigger warnings in college classrooms, and the critique
of students as being "oversensitive"
- The challenge of addressing issues of sex discrimination and sexual
harassment in academia
This article is a brilliant feminist critique of dominant discourses around
these issues, and in my view well worth a read, and a discussion, by
members of this listserv.
Jacob (Jenna) McWilliams
Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences Program
University of Colorado Boulder