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Doing Academic Work, Stephen Matthias Harney, Frederick Moten Jan 1999

Doing Academic Work, Stephen Matthias Harney, Frederick Moten

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

When professors get together outside the university they talk about that thing which dominates them, their work. This conversation may take the form of discussing a product of that work-a lecture in class, a research paper, committee deliberations-but most often it seems to be about conditions of work. One hears talk about course load, the trials of tenure and promotion, salaries and compensation, and of course the quality of the students on which some of academic labor is supposed to fall. In themselves, these conversations are not surprising. Mail carriers have very similar conversations, as do primary school teachers, subway ...