What do we write to convey?

Academic writing can seem freighted with agendas other than communicating sense, even as academics split over whether inaccessible writing conveys brilliance or a failure to fully digest one’s reading and ideas. Increasingly, I incline towards the latter. Or at least I know that’s what causes me to write in vague, overly-referential ways, drawing in and […]

Being trashed: the gendered politics of academic play

  I’ve been thinking quite a lot about play recently, particularly whether play can help us reimagine and refashion what statehood could mean within progressive polities. Typically, left engagements with the state gravitate towards critique or reform – both carry an attitude of instrumental, goal-oriented, serious action. Play, from this perspective, seems a ludicrous way […]