Fran Barone gives us a really thoughtful, messy piece on the current state of anthropology and academia:
'We have to be careful who and what we blame for the situation we find ourselves and academia in today. Fixating on token –isms or blaming university management's bean counters will not solve anything, as cathartic as it may be. This reasoning explains away the underlying fundamental fact that people would like to forget: we are all part of this mess. No more passing the buck. We don't need to wait for administrations to get around to being altogether nice people (don't hold your breath) anymore than they are going to wait around for us to give them a gold star for keeping our campuses running. It is far too easy to avoid finding solutions if we dismiss everything as outside of our control, just like the novice anthropologists' overzealous reliance on cultural relativism to explain the world.'