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Drowning by numbers: On reading, writing and bibliometrics
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History, Science and Technology Studies Center.
2013 (English)In: Confero. Essays on education, philosophy and politics, ISSN 2001-4562, Vol. 1, no 1, 19-44 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this text is manifold. The primary purpose is to look into the effects of marketization of academia on the reading habits of academics, which also demands a problematization of reading and its role in the process of creating new knowledge. The second purpose is to discuss and problematize the citation as a sign of intellectual debt. And the third, but not least important, purpose is to write a text that demands the reader to read in a manner that is necessary to learn, instead of writing it in a manner that is adapted to promoting "citability". And so of course, what I would like more than anything to teach the reader is that the only possible way forward, the only method of reproducing real scholarship in a commodified setting, is to live it yourself. This way of writing a text is my way of living eal scholarship. If this does not agree with you – don't bother citing me.

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Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2013. Vol. 1, no 1, 19-44 p.
Keyword [en]
reading, writing, bibliometrics
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-190221DOI: 10.3384/confero13v1121207aOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-190221DiVA: diva2:583168
Available from: 2013-01-07 Created: 2013-01-07 Last updated: 2014-01-20Bibliographically approved

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