An Ethics of Higher Education Responsibilities
Charlotte Achieng-Evensen, Janae Dimick, Ndindi Kitonga, Maryann Krikorian, Kevin Stockbridge and Barry Kanpol
Afterword: Embodied Ethics
CHARLOTTE ACHIENG-EVENSEN, JANAE DIMICK, NDINDI KITONGA, MARYANN KRIKORIAN, AND KEVIN STOCKBRIDGE
Our experience of writing this book was challenged as we entered the final phases of compiling the chapters. Some of the authors began to problematize the meaning and subsequent methodology underlying our collective contribution. Given that this work was conceived as a reflection on the ethics of responsibility within the academy, we found ourselves pondering the process by which we came to express this particular critique about our understanding of the academy and its workings. The goal of the book, we posited, was to highlight and discuss some of the tensions that we experienced within the academy, within our scholarship, and within graduate studies. Yet, as the chapters were coalesced into one bonded and physical space, the body of our work seemed decontextualized from our intended goal. We began to wonder certain things: Were we engaging in haphazard critique and hoping to bring about dialogue without an ethic of care? Were we allowing the voices of those who were the subject of our critique “a place at the table”? We questioned, Did we, in writing this book, simply reproduce a practice of alienation by pitting one aspect of the academy against another? Perhaps more poignantly, we asked if we were exploiting this opportunity for publication for a line on our curriculum vitae without concern for those who systematically encouraged us to participate within this space of dialogue? We asked, Would our participation in this work...
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.
Do you have any questions? Contact us.Or login to access all content.