Returning to the place it all began:Radical acts of refusal from an academic on the outside

This is a talk I gave in February to Dartmouth College’s Department of Sociology. I could have waited until I was famous enough for someone to create a book of my best lectures and talks, but that day isn’t here yet, and I need to work on getting my words and thoughts out, so here …

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I’m allowed to feel disappointed

Talking with Jill yesterday about disappointment and the post-ac hustle, I was reminded of Kate Ragon's chapter for The Precariat & The Professor, "Pleasure & Paradoxes of Organizing in the Corporate University." We come to academia for a variety of reasons, but so many of us arrived here because we are idealists, we are dreamers-- …

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