For the uninformed, how could we learn about this litigation, Jay?
On Nov 5, 2006, at 1:07 PM, Jay Lemke wrote:
> It was not Geertz but Latour whose nomination was controversial.
> Geertz was the senior person, founding "chair" in fact, for social
> science at the Insititute for Advanced Studies, and he nominated
> Latour for a permanent position. But this was at the height of the
> "science wars" and "culture wars" and the scientists at the
> Institute blackballed Latour. It was a major scandal all round.
> At 10:57 AM 11/5/2006, you wrote:
>> I'm wondering if anybody knows about this, and if there's anything
>> interesting to know about it:
>> I remember Geertz was nominated for a position at the Institute
>> for Advanced Research (I think that's what it's called -- the
>> place where Einstein worked) at Princeton, but the nomination was
>> initially blocked & then there was some conflict over that.
>> I don't know what the outcome was, or if there's anything of
>> interest in the whole affair. I'm sure I'd find out something just
>> by checking Wikipedia; but I'm really interested in what folks on
>> this list might know or think about it, aside from whatever I
>> might be able to find out elsewhere.
>> I'm guessing that the controversy had less to do with Geertz
>> himself than with issues concerning social or human sciences vs.
>> positive natural sciences.
>> Anybody know?
>> Tony Whitson
>> UD School of Education
>> NEWARK DE 19716
>> "those who fail to reread
>> are obliged to read the same story everywhere"
>> -- Roland Barthes, S/Z (1970)
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