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October 2006

The subculture of science

kris_r | October 24th, 2006

On the other hand, border crossings can be problematic. For instance, the border crossing between humanistic and scientific subcultures has been a concern to science educators ever since C.P. Snow (1964) wrote The Two Cultures. Moreover, research into the difficulties of non-Western students learning Western science has identified obstacles experienced by students who have an […]

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To do science

kris_r | October 24th, 2006

“To do science, then, is to participate actively within a set of subcultural relationships” (Gergen & Thatchenkery, 2004, p. 236). If I want to participate as a member in this discourse, I need to communicate in its given language. This is certainly true in the subculture of academia, but it is also true in the […]

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language + other stuff

kris_r | October 10th, 2006

Picture taken in Geneva at the ‘Place Bourg du Four’ Like Bourdieu and Fanon before him, James Gee uses Discourse (but with a capital D) theory and analysis techniques to investigate and explain how language works both to scaffold human activities and affiliations and to maintain social identities within social groups (1999, p. 1). Also, […]

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Comment

kris_r | October 2nd, 2006

Comment on blog: I’d just restate the implicit argument of Gerald Graff’s “Professing Literature”:  the criticism and discussion of literature has never really been at home in the modern research university.  We’ve imported our professional M.O. from the sciences (e.g., the scholarly journal that comes out four times a year), and I guess our disciplinary […]

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