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October 23, 2008

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Professor Zero

"...is still today the most conservative of institutions"

Yes. And I have to get this book! I wonder if there are earlier ones like it. It explains a lot, it seems.

Hattie

I'm reading another book now, *The Art and Politics of College Teaching,* edited by Hostetler, Sawyer, and Prichard.
I'm not finding too much that specifically addresses the topic of men and women in academia, but there's a lot of good stuff in it.
I'm thinking very deeply about the professors I knew in grad school, who were mostly my age peers and asking myself how their experience of academic life differed from that of the male professors.
Also, I wonder if their experiences would be different from those of younger professors like you.

Professor Zero

I should read this book, too.

"Also, I wonder if their experiences would be different from those of younger professors like you."

I am sure. And our newest professor is 20 years younger than me. This generation has it harder and also easier in different ways than I have.

Hattie

Prof. Z: That is what I would expect. I'll bet that the men have changed, too. Flat out overt resistance is no doubt passe. Passive resistance was in its absolute heyday when I was in the midst of things in the 80's.
So what's the style now, I wonder? I am too far away to speculate on how the competition is going now. Well, maybe I can guess that a lot of playing the younger women against the older ones might be going on.
Just a guess.

Z

Playing younger vs. older, yes.

Men: some are totally cool and others are worse than old school.

I love Nancy Scheper-Hughes, by the way.

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