Academics need to balance two opposing imperatives: the implicit demand to follow a herd and the requirement to appear trailblazing.
"In this context, one version of a good article -- one that has a good chance of being published -- is one that implicitly spouts an orthodoxy at the same time as screaming about something minor."
"Academics need to balance two opposing imperatives: the implicit demand to follow a herd and the requirement to appear trailblazing" -
"All disciplines are, to a greater or lesser extent, faddish, even if any particular fad is later shown to be inadequate or myopic...". #HigherEducation via
The Tyranny of Trendy Ideas.