[OPE-L:7852] the revolutionary academy? (was "Help with interstices")

From: glevy@pratt.edu
Date: Thu Oct 24 2002 - 15:49:55 EDT

Re John H's [7842]:

Aren't there colleges and departments that could be said to be
interstitial?  Indeed, isn't the frequent separation of the academy
from the meanstream of social life in bourgeois society a common
occurance?  In these nooks and crannies of university life don't
heterodox economists and other radicals work -- many of whom could claim
that their work is "an attempt to keep the concept of revolution alive
and central to our thought"?

I'm guessing though that this was *not* what you had in mind re the
possible revolutionary character of interstitial communities.  My
question then is the following: what makes certain interstitial
communities revolutionary and others (even where radicals play a
significant role) not?

In solidarity, Jerry

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Sat Oct 26 2002 - 00:00:00 EDT