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Articles tagged academia (26)

Including how research into sports fandom explains Trump supporters’ claims of voter fraud: “One’s degree of team identification is a major predictor for attributing a loss to external forces such as referees and opponents’ cheating, resulting in denial of the outcome.”
“The economic problem for journalism was not competition, in other words, but surveillance and monopoly.”
An interview with researcher C.W. Anderson: “You do have to wonder how long we can keep up before people have a nervous breakdown.”
Also, has the “fake news” moment already passed for academics?
“We realized that context and explanation, we should take those things to an almost radical level.”
“Desde un punto de vista editorial, nos dimos cuenta de que debemos llevar la contextualización y la explicación a un nivel casi radical”.
“Nostalgia provides reassurance and self-gratification, but it is also intellectually and socially stultifying. It is time to move on, make sense of the present by learning from history, not by clinging to it, in order to help shape more productive futures.”
“La nostalgia, tanto en el periodismo como en la academia, no es productiva; el presente está maduro para reflexionar sobre el pasado como una vía para imaginar nuevos futuros”.
From the “hermeneutics of quantum gravity” to the “conceptual penis,” attempted hoaxes tell us that our contemporary problems around truth are both cultural and structural.