Re: industry finger up the academic wazoo

Wade Tarzia (tarzia@UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU)
Wed, 16 Oct 1996 17:39:43 -0400

>... I
>am wondering, as someone who has read both Mary Douglas and Pierre
>Bourdieu, on category violations and the struggle over social capital
>respectively, if we couldn't be a little clearer about which boundaries we
>are defending and why the industry finger in question is catching such a
>lot of shit. What, too, of the role of the university in all this: virginal
>aunt appalled at being goosed or aged bugger anticipating something more. I
>suspect that I have fallen over the edge of thoroughly offensive here. But
>why should the edge be just here? There is a question for a truly reflexive

--- I entirely approve this line of questioning (i.e., no flames here!). I
*like* to have opinions, but I also like to admit that I have a history and
a bias. And if one gabs as much as I do, one becomes the 'butt' of the
probe. Ha!