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At the edges of respectability

Anthropologist Lisa Wynn talks predatory publishing and the study of love, sex and desire. What is your name, where are you based and what do you do? I’m Lisa Wynn, but I publish as L.L. Wynn, and I am an associate professor ...

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A tale of one city, two graduates

The age of wisdom, not foolishness, is certainly in play in Newcastle. Its namesake university will imminently graduate its class of 2017. Among the graduates are Sapphire Dawson (24) and Declan Clausen (25). Though they will both don caps and gowns, in almost ...

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A philosopher’s post-Barnaby guide to apologies

Before #Barnabye, there were two apologies from the man himself. In the first one, delivered in mid-February after his affair went public, Barnaby Joyce took “full responsibility” for the dissolution of his marriage. “I’d like to say to Natalie how deeply ...

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How universities stifle learning

In 2016, after three decades of teaching, Brian Martin hung up his tutor boots. But he wasn’t nearly done with thinking – or research. Having had time to reflect on his experience, the erstwhile Professor of Social Sciences at the University of ...

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Eastern promise: The rise of alt, pan-Asian study

Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing, while famed and well-funded, aren’t the only destinations for Asian international students. Sociologist Yasmin Ortiga of the National University of Singapore has highlighted that Vietnam, the Philippines and provincial Chinese cities are increasingly enticing university options for the ...

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