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Taking and Giving Hope: a Response to Ros Gill’s “What Would Les Back Do? If Generosity Could Save Us… a Review of Les Back’s Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters (2016: Goldsmiths Press, 272 pp)”

Back, Les. 2017. Taking and Giving Hope: a Response to Ros Gill’s “What Would Les Back Do? If Generosity Could Save Us… a Review of Les Back’s Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters (2016: Goldsmiths Press, 272 pp)”. International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, 31(1), pp. 111-125. ISSN 0891-4486 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

There is always a hiatus between finalizing the content of a book and its assembly as a glued and bound physical object ready to be flicked through and read. For authors, it is often a time of apprehension. In the days before the appearance of Academic Diary: Why Higher Education Still Matters in April 2016, I had one of those moments. The book, as the subtitle suggests, is an argument for why universities remain precious places for thinking and learning; it is made through documenting seemingly small everyday experiences from an intellectual life both on and off campus.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10767-017-9264-8

Keywords:

University life, academia, teaching, scholarship

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Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology > Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR)

Dates:

DateEvent
8 June 2017Accepted
18 July 2017Published

Item ID:

23594

Date Deposited:

04 Jul 2018 13:27

Last Modified:

04 Jul 2018 13:29

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23594

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