On "Academic Grievance Studies"
"Academic Grievance Studies" alleges endemic flaws with research on race, gender, sexuality. Here, we provide context to evaluate the study and its claims.
A primer on "Academic #GrievanceStudies and the Corruption of Scholarship," published in
helps contextualize the methods, findings and significance of the project
Pretty good rundown by
Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship
The "background" section explores, in part, how the #SokalSquared hoax was ultimately brought to light: an essay by
to investigate the author/ institute, drawing the attention of
note the strangely religious nature of certain strands of literature & activism. Pragmatist Richard Rorty noted the same in 1998:
The more things change...
Thorough overview of the Sokal Squared hoax by
. Includes lots of interesting background information.
Another interesting Sokal Squared write-up, from the indefatigable
Worked this point into here:
Curious of your thoughts.
as usual, the
Heterodox Academy coverage of the Sokal-squared hoax is fair, fact-based, and worth reading...
I think the study definitely tells us something important. But I think "what it tells us" is maybe less obvious/ clear than many seem to be assuming
Information no other analysis of #SokalSquared / #GrievanceStudies has been able to offer (literally, it was not possible up to now) -- data on the overall success rate of thier pitches relative to publications:
Many have noted that despite the #GrievanceStudies authors consistently including #sociology in thier discussions, they didn't actually place any papers in that field. Does this mean we're off the hook? Not so fast:
compelling insights on the hoax in my write-up, alongside new information that has just become available:
(((Christian JB))) 🐌
Interesting. Heterodox Academy gives poor marks to Sokal Squared.
Interesting that Heterodox Academy gives a relatively sympathetic hearing to the “grievance studies” article given that it seems to stand in opposition to intellectual humility and openness to opposing views, which they otherwise promote.