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Physician, heal thyself: a brief manifesto on kindness in academia and the tyranny of legitimacy.

Laker, Jason (2014) Physician, heal thyself: a brief manifesto on kindness in academia and the tyranny of legitimacy. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (19 Sep 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Under the rouse of rigour and seriousness, professional norms in academia often preclude kindness. Jason Laker looks at the issue systemically in an effort to uncover why being kind and supportive to each other should be seen as surprising. He wonders how much of this contemptuous rhetoric is authentic, or rather, a performance used to socialize academics as a signal of legitimacy. He argues this incivility blights the profession and serves those who are looking to dismantle the academic purpose.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 09:04
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 23:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71588

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