Zero Sum Thinking and Academic Writing

I recently came across social media discussion about difficult academic writing, and what struck me as I was reading the usual complaints was one particular instance of zero sum thinking about academic writing. It works like this: Either. . . … Continue reading Zero Sum Thinking and Academic Writing

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2018: My Year of the Edited Anthology

Yes, blatant self-promotion here: I have a few publications coming out this year, and they’re edited anthologies, either my own or my contributions of chapters. I don’t feel too bad writing about it, as I love doing this work, so … Continue reading 2018: My Year of the Edited Anthology

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Creation Anxiety in the Early Twentieth Century

Matt Novak’s “A Robot Has Shot Its Master: the 1930s hysteria about machines taking jobs and killing people” is an engaging Slate¬†article from 2011 that attempts to explain the fears of robots, robotics, and mechanization in depression-era Europe and the … Continue reading Creation Anxiety in the Early Twentieth Century

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