Month: August 2017

The Academic Fake Self

H/T Progessive Geographies, here’s David Berliner’s How to get rid of your academic fake-self? I’m lucky to have been in a place where I felt I had the room to take false roads on projects, to be open about what I did or did not accomplish, etc. But these are important reminders as many of us leave our summer research time: we didn’t get to reading all of Hegel while finishing two MSs and correcting proofs on our last two. Alas, this advice can probably only be used for tenured faculty, and non-tenured or underemployed faculty would probably have violent thoughts if told by a senior colleague that they were not up to much, that they haven’t felt the need to read x, y, or z, etc. But these are best practices: the best scholarship takes time, or even the patience to wind around a certain set of ideas over the long term. I just think of all of the work people do, say, on the topic of not-working in anarchism…sometimes a counter-practice shouldn’t just be theorized in more work.

Open Access issue of Southern Journal of Philosophy

Lots of good articles around the theme of “Critical Histories of the Present:

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      Editor’s Introduction: Critical Histories of the Present (pages 5–6)Verena Erlenbusch

      Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/sjp.12244

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      Toward Abolitionist Genealogy (pages 51–77)Andrew Dilts

      Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/sjp.12237

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      The Genealogy of Abstractive Practices (pages 86–97)Mary Beth Mader

      Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/sjp.12230

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      Abstraction and the Method of Genealogy (pages 98–102)Jordan Liz

      Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/sjp.12233

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      The Morality of Corporate Persons (pages 126–148)Ladelle McWhorter

      Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/sjp.12226

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      Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre, Politics (pages 153–172)Stuart Elden

      Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/sjp.12225

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Melvin Rogers on Charlottesville

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Our choice — and it has always been our choice — is to decide how we will narrate this moment. How will we weave it into the narrative that is America’s political and ethical life. Will we continue to see this as an aberration, the expression of a time that has long since passed away? Or will we see this as that portion of our past living in the present and struggling to secure its future, and confront what this means for our ethical and political choices today?

BODIES ACROSS BORDERS BY BRONWYN PARRY, BETH GREENHOUGH, TIM BROWN, AND ISABEL DYCK – Society & Space

By mapping out the spatial dynamics of the circulation of patients, health professionals, and bodily materials across international borders, the volume attempts to disentangle the complex social, political, ethical, and legal implications of contemporary medical transnational migration.

Source: BODIES ACROSS BORDERS BY BRONWYN PARRY, BETH GREENHOUGH, TIM BROWN, AND ISABEL DYCK – Society & Space