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Review: Back to Basics: Save the World on Your Own Time by Stanley Fish
Reviewed Work: Save the World on Your Own Time by Stanley Fish
Review by: Joan W. Scott
History and Theory
Vol. 49, No. 1 (Feb., 2010), pp. 147-152
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25621459
Page Count: 6
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The review argues that, while Fish's book is undoubtedly a corrective to the most extreme examples of polemical teaching, it oversimplifies the difficulties academics face in trying to create sharp distinctions between politics and scholarship. The radical disconnection he advocates does not address the most difficult situations in which lines cannot be clearly drawn between the substance of academic research and teaching and the politics of the process of knowledge production itself.
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