Whither art: vanity is killing social sciences and the humanities

Ireland“‘Academic narcissism’ and a focus on self-promotion over scholarly substance are being blamed for bringing the humanities and the social sciences to the brink. At a conference on the future of the disciplines held in Brussels last week, scholars warned that they were on a self-destructive course. One of those to sound the alarm was Sasa Bozic, associate professor of sociology at the University of Zadar, Croatia, who accused his peers of displaying narcissistic traits …” (more)

[Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education, 29 October]

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