Fields of Play: Constructing an Academic Life

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Rutgers University Press, 1997 - Education - 255 pages
Winner of the Norman Denzin Award for her work from the National Communications Association

How do the specific circumstances in which we write affect what we write? How does what we write affect who we become? How can we maintain professsional and personal integrity in today's university? In a series of traditional and experimental writings, a culmination of ten years of works-in-progress, Laurel Richardson records an intellectual journey, displacing boundaries and creating new ways of reading and writing. Applying the sociological imagination to the writing process, she connects her life to her work.

Deeply engaging, movingly written with grace, elegance, and clarity, the book stimulates readers to situate their own writing in personal, social, and political contexts.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
AUTHORITY
9
PALIMPSEST
23
SOMETHING WONDERFUL
36
ERASURE FIGHTS
50
AN ETHNOGRAPHIC DRAMA
63
TRYING COMMUNITY
81
Good Catch
99
SYNCHRONICITY
138
THE TRUTH OF CONSEQUENCES
145
FAMILIES 188
168
NINE POEMS
175
SACRED SPACES
183
EDUCATIONAL BIRDS
197
Are You My Alma MATERS
208
ARRIVING WHERE WE STARTED
215

REPLAY
116
LEFT FIELD
123
Louisa MayS STORY OF HER LIFE
131

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About the author (1997)

Laurel Richardson is a professor of sociology, graduate faculty in women's studies, and visiting professor in the College of Education at the Ohio State University.

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