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Sociological Paradigms and Organizational Analysis

Sociological Paradigms and Organizational Analysis

Derek Coursen is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. He designs and writes about data management practices for government and nonprofit settings. Readers can follow him on Twitter @DerekCoursen. In 2016 Jonathan Haidt framed the tensions in academia as representing a conflict between two incompatible sacred..

towards an ethics of activism

Towards An Ethics of Activism

Frances Lee is a multidisciplinary creative scholar who investigates culture, knowledge production and matters of the heart. They have a MA in Cultural Studies from University of Washington at Bothell. Social justice activism has reached unprecedented levels of prominence in U.S. public consciousness in the last several years. Movements such as #BlackLivesMatter, intersectional feminism, transgender..

unwanted advances

Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus

Laura Kipnis does not care if you don’t appreciate her oppositional position – or her sense of humor. “Kiss my ass,” she states in the penultimate paragraph of the 34-page introduction to her new book, “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus.”

Her new book grabs readers’ attention in ways that cause both pleasure and discomfort. Perhaps not surprising, then, she is facing a gag order of sorts and a lawsuit filed by a graduate student at Northwestern University whom she writes about in the book.

organizing enlightenment

Organizing Enlightenment: Information Overload and the Invention of the Modern Research University

Chris Martin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a co-founder of Heterodox Academy. He has a PhD in sociology from Emory University and a MA in Human-Computer Interaction from Georgia Tech. Why was the modern research university created? In his latest book Organizing Enlightenment: Information Overload and the Invention of..

Political Correctness and the Destruction of Social Order

Political Correctness and the Destruction of Social Order: Chronicling the Rise of the Pristine Self

HXA member Howard Schwartz, Emeritus Professor at Oakland University in Michigan, provides readers an advanced chapter from his upcoming book Political Correctness and the Destruction of Social Order: Chronicling the Rise of the Pristine Self by Palgrave Macmillan. The book develops a psychoanalytic theory of political correctness and the pristine self, which is a self touched by..