“Publish or perish” is an admonition that academics learn early in their careers. In this essay—a guest column—the author, a young academic, argues instead that publishing is a means of dignifying the discontinuity of the self. One both publishes and perishes in a single act. Publishing, it is suggested, resembles leave-taking: it is a way of saying good-bye to who you are.
Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida; PUBLISH AND PERISH. Common Knowledge 1 May 2016; 22 (2): 178–180. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/0961754X-3464768
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