Re: Cambridge Univ. Press

Martin S Ottenheimer (omar@KSU.KSU.EDU)
Mon, 19 Feb 1996 09:24:33 -0600

I am not aware of these events. Could you provide some details?

On Mon, 19 Feb 1996, ERIC SILVERMAN wrote:

> I find it curious, if not troubling, that there has been no discussion here
> about the recent events at Cambridge University Press. It seems to me that
> they allowed political and profit concerns to outweigh scholarly merit. (I
> could be wrong, in which case I would welcome correction)
> What courses of action are people contemplating?
> 1. To make note of the situation, yet to not act? (Which, of course, is a form
> of action.)
> 2. To refuse to submit manuscripts to CUP?
> 3. To refuse to order CUP books for classes? (However, I recognize that this
> penalizes those who published with CUP prior to this event, and also, in a way,
> seems to allow politics to interfere with the discussion of scholarly ideas.)
> Now, don't get me wrong: I am aware, as we all are, that politics, economics,
> etc., intersect with scholarship, presses, publications, etc. I am concerned
> here not with these wider, Foucaultian (if you will) issues, but with the
> specifics of this particular incident.
> It is a tough issue all around.
> Eric Silverman
> DePauw University

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