Traveling through the Boondocks: In and Out of Academic Hierarchy

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SUNY Press, 3 ago. 2000 - 203 páginas
What is it like to be a faculty member at a university in the United States that enjoys no reputation or distinction? Traveling through the Boondocks discusses this situation not from the top down but from the bottom up, where the experience of exclusion ranges from that of departments where scholarship gets to count in hiring decisions to conferences where only individuals from elite institutions get to appear on stage. This book reinvigorates our understanding of higher education by illuminating the everyday conditions under which academics work and the hierarchical distinctions in which they are always embedded.
 

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Caesar's (Writing in Disguise) look at his life at a "second-rate university" in Pennsylvania comes straight from the "I don't get no respect" department. He examines the world of academics as he sees ... Leer reseña completa

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A Credit to the University
23
Electing a Department Differences Fictions and a Narrative
39
The Politics of Institutional Affiliation
55
Taking Nothing for Granted
71
Filing Away Teaching Observation Reports
89
Getting Hired
107
Theory in the Boondocks
135
Sabbaticals Travel Frames
151
Notes
173
Bibliography
193
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Página 17 - there is power, there is resistance, and yet, or rather consequently, this resistance is never in a position of exteriority in relation to power
Página 13 - the personal in these texts is at odds with the hierarchies of the positional—working more like a relay between positions to create critical fluency. Constituted finally in a social performance, these autobiographical acts may produce a new repertory for an enlivening cultural criticism

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Before taking a position as Senior Professor of American Literature at Japan's Mukogawa Women's University, Terry Caesar was Professor of English at Clarion University. He is the author of several books, including Conspiring with Forms: Life in Academic Texts, and Writing in Disguise: Academic Life in Subordination.

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