Article | Confero: Essays on Education, Philosophy and Politics | Drowning by numbers: On reading, writing and bibliometrics

Title:
Drowning by numbers: On reading, writing and bibliometrics
Author:
Ylva Hasselberg: Economic History, Uppsala University, Sweden
DOI:
10.3384/confero13v1121207a
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Year:
2012
Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Pages:
19-44
No. of pages:
26
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Published:
2012-12-07


The purpose of this text is manifold. The primary purpose is to look into the effects of marketization of academia on the reading habits of academics, which also demands a problematization of reading and its role in the process of creating new knowledge. The second purpose is to discuss and problematize the citation as a sign of intellectual debt. And the third, but not least important, purpose is to write a text that demands the reader to read in a manner that is necessary to learn, instead of writing it in a manner that is adapted to promoting “citability”. And so of course, what I would like more than anything to teach the reader is that the only possible way forward, the only method of reproducing real scholarship in a commodified setting, is to live it yourself. This way of writing a text is my way of living eal scholarship. If this does not agree with you – don’t bother citing me..

Volume 1, Issue: 1, Article 2, 2012

Author:
Ylva Hasselberg
Title:
Drowning by numbers: On reading, writing and bibliometrics:
DOI:
10.3384/confero13v1121207a
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  • Volume 1, Issue: 1, Article 2, 2012

    Author:
    Ylva Hasselberg
    Title:
    Drowning by numbers: On reading, writing and bibliometrics:
    DOI:
    10.3384/confero13v1121207a
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