John McCreery's Blog – May 2013 Archive (2)

The Academy as Guild

Reading the following on Dead Voles, I couldn't help recalling Keith Hart's frequent references to the guild structure of academia.

More on conditions of work: guilds and industrial revolutions


As the last major profession organized on the medieval guild model (masters, journeymen, apprentices), academia is now going through an Industrial Revolution of its own. In the 17th-18th century, the…


Added by John McCreery on May 31, 2013 at 6:02am — 2 Comments

An anthropologist in all but name?

Reading this review of a new book about the "anti-utopian reformer with keen eye for detail" Albert Hirschman, I found myself thinking of OAC founder Keith Hart. I wonder what Hart will think of being seen as resembling Hirschman, in a complimentary way.

Added by John McCreery on May 8, 2013 at 4:16am — 1 Comment


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