Physician, Heal Thyself: A Brief Manifesto on Kindness in Academia and the Tyranny of Legitimacy.Impact of Social Science, London School of Economics and Political Science (2014)
Under the rouse of rigour and seriousness, professional norms in academia often preclude kindness. Jason Laker looks at the issue systemically in an effort to uncover why being kind and supportive to each other should be seen as surprising. He wonders how much of this contemptuous rhetoric is authentic, or rather, a performance used to socialize academics as a signal of legitimacy. He argues this incivility blights the profession and serves those who are looking to dismantle the academic purpose.
Publication DateSeptember 19, 2014
Citation InformationJason A. Laker. "Physician, Heal Thyself: A Brief Manifesto on Kindness in Academia and the Tyranny of Legitimacy." Impact of Social Science, London School of Economics and Political Science (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jason_laker/60/