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Enemies of Promise: Publishing, Perishing, and the Eclipse of Scholarship (Paperback)
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Enemies of Promise: Publishing, Perishing, and the Eclipse of Scholarship (Paperback)

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Paperback 110 Pages / Published: 08/06/2004
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Why should books drive the academic hierarchy? This controversial question posed by Lindsay Waters ignited fierce debate in the academy and its presses, as he warned that the "publish or perish" dictum was breaking down the academic system in the United States. Waters hones his argument in this pamphlet with a new set of questions that challenges the previously unassailable link between publishing and tenure. As one of the most important and innovative editors in the humanities and social sciences, Waters has witnessed the self-destruction occurring in the academic world because of the pressure to publish. Drawing upon his years of experience, he reveals how this principle is destroying the quality of educational institutions and the ideals of higher learning. It is time for scholars to rise up, Waters argues, and reclaim the governance of their institutions.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780972819657
Number of pages: 110
Weight: 88 g
Dimensions: 179 x 117 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
""Enemies of Promise is a humdinger about the crisis in academic publishing, where the 'publish or perish' imperative has created towers of books that no one reads, even the professoriate. Author Lindsay Waters . . . paints an alarming picture of a bloated assembly line fueled by careerism and dedicated to mediocrity."--Bill Marx, WBUR Boston Public Radio

""Enemies of Promise "is a humdinger about the crisis in academic publishing, where the 'publish or perish' imperative has created towers of books that no one reads, even the professoriate. Author Lindsay Waters . . . paints an alarming picture of a bloated assembly line fueled by careerism and dedicated to mediocrity."--;br>
--Bill Marx"WBUR Boston Public Radio" (12/16/2004)
"With great vigor, "Enemies of Promise "takes on the commericalization of the university generally and publishing specifically."--"New York Times"
--Russell Jacoby"New York Times" (08/01/2004)
"A thought-provoking study of a different kind."--"Irish Times"
--Andreas Hess"Irish Times" (05/24/2005)"
"Enemies of Promise is a humdinger about the crisis in academic publishing, where the 'publish or perish' imperative has created towers of books that no one reads, even the professoriate. Author Lindsay Waters . . . paints an alarming picture of a bloated assembly line fueled by careerism and dedicated to mediocrity."--Bill Marx"WBUR Boston Public Radio" (12/16/2004)
"With great vigor, Enemies of Promise takes on the commericalization of the university generally and publishing specifically."--Russell Jacoby"New York Times" (08/01/2004)
"A thought-provoking study of a different kind."

--Andreas Hess"Irish Times" (05/24/2005)

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