Whither academic village?

hjmartin (hatch@RICHMOND.INFI.NET)
Fri, 8 Dec 1995 16:41:48 -0500

>On Thu, 7 Dec 1995, John McCreery wrote:
>> A few
>> years later when I was a visiting instructor at Berkeley, I noticed how
>> economic implosion had turned the department into a fair approximation of
>> George Foster's peasant village with a culture controlled by the image of the
>> limited good. Factionalism was rife, and conversation seemed to consist
>> of academic equivalents of treasure tales and witchcraft accusations.
>> Has anyone had a similar experience?
>> John McCreery
>John, I'd suggest you read Melvin Williams' book "An ethnographic
>Village" which is a study of precisely this sort of thing.
>Michael Ashkenazi
How to order the book?

Jim Martin