What Place for Scholars in the Academic Zoo?
|Collections||Transmission of academic values in Asian Studies workshop (2009)|
|Title:||What Place for Scholars in the Academic Zoo?|
|Keywords:||Sauve qui peut, retirement, intellectual yeoman, curiosity, independent thought, enlightenment, Dawkins, Alan Gilbert, Taylorist, teaching,|
|Publisher:||The Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration (ANRC)|
|Citation:||Dick, H. (2011). What Place for Scholars in the Academic Zoo? In R. Cribb (Ed.), Transmission of academic values in Asian Studies: workshop proceedings. Canberra: Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration|
This little paper is a therefore a personal protest. Having known what it is to be an intellectual yeoman, freely giving of my labour, I do not wish to become an intellectual worker subject to petty monitoring and coercion. I do not wish to be industrialised and, in a post-industrial society, there is no reason to accept such a fate. As a scholar, I retain my curiosity, the habit of independent thought, and a passion for enlightenment. In the following I consider why I joined academia at a lucky time, the baleful trends in teaching, research and ethics, and the future prospects.
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