Re: E-publish or perish

John Mcreery (jlm@TWICS.COM)
Tue, 14 Jun 1994 23:54:41 JST

Danny Yee writes, "We have talked a lot about the education of undergraduates
and the training of postgraduates: what about the education of the public at
large?" Great question. Answering it should be the core of the profession's
vision of itself. I note, as others have before me, that in the States the
founding generations (Boas and his students) all important political agendas:
to combat the idea inherent in 19th century nationalisms that race, language
and culture are necessarily connected, by demonstrating how they vary
independently of one another and showing that other cultures could make
unexpected sense when seen in their own terms, thus encouraging mutual
respect. These ideas have become so widely diffused that now we are having to
look for something else to identify with. Ideas please.

John McCreery