[Marxism] Behind the attack on tenure (Louis Proyect)
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Thu Aug 19 15:14:06 MDT 2010
So, Jim, you are actually working at the university where faculty
discuss these issues. I heard that there was one out there
somewhere. I knew it wasn't mine, which consists largely of
corporatized zombies whose mantra is "overload me, reduce my pay, and
ask me to thank you for same: I'll be thrilled to oblige." The
sixties there are so dead that, after yesterday's first faculty
meeting, I felt the need to consult a new history text to see if they
ever happened. They didn't since there was nothing about them in
that book. And yet I have this Jefferson Airplane record . . .
On Aug 19, 2010, at 4:29 PM, James Holstun wrote:
> Rule #1: YOU MUST clip all extraneous text when replying to a message.
> I’ve just sent Lou's splendid essay to three discussion lists at my
> (SUNY Buffalo): those of my department (English), my union
> (UB UUP),
> and of the UB Progressive Alliance. I have highlighted Lou’s
> final sentence
> to try to goad some discussion.
> I am not optimistic. Untenured faculty know just how capricious
> decisions can be. Until last year, when a small group of us began
> raising a stink, our provost and president (both of them
> phallo-Americans) denied tenure to women at a rate 230% that of the
> to men. Our Faculty Senate is dead. Solidarity is almost unheard of.
> But many of my colleagues are busily involved in churning out
> feminist, anti-racist, post-colonial, and otherwise cutting-edge
> scholarship. As
> Shelley's Ozymandias said, “Look on me, ye mighty, and despair.”
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