[Humanist] 24.353 mission-shrink

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Sep 22 22:20:00 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 353.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 10:44:09 +0100
        From: D.Allington <d.allington at open.ac.uk>
        Subject: RE: [Humanist] 24.348 mission-shrink
        In-Reply-To: <20100921201115.211A07F4FE at woodward.joyent.us>

>I don't see here mentioned a (counter)example of academic
>"mission creep", for contrast to cultural anthropology's
>alleged "mission-shrink". The classic one would have to be
>English studies, I suppose, but possibly one could identify 
>a more appropriate discipline in this context ?  Just musing 
>before dinner time.
>- Laval Hunsucker
>  Knokke-Heist, België

Cognitive science, perhaps. (Or am I confusing mission creep with academic imperialism?)


Dr Daniel Allington
Lecturer in English Language Studies and Applied Linguistics
Centre for Language and Communication
The Open University
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