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Infinite sponsorship

I’ve just been reading the novel Infinite Jest, and immediately struck by the originality of Wallace’s conception of corporate sponsorship. Universities such as my own have been willing to paste sponsors’ names on buildings, institutes, libraries, posts, scholarships, quadrangles, and pretty much… 180 more words


Neopatrimonialism and the persistence of Africa's weak states

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A common narrative about African states is that they are, in Jackson and Rosberg’s (1982:1) terms, empirically weak: state institutions and organisations are underdeveloped; political instability is wide-spread; the state has tenuous control over the people, organisations, and activities within their territorial jurisdiction; there are ethnic divisions within the states; and the state exhibits a lack of control over substantial segments of the countries’ territories and populations. 3,270 more words



Through reading James Herrick’s “The History and Theory of Rhetoric: An Introduction,” I was educated on the origins of rhetoric and the role it has played in shaping modern day society. 646 more words


Metadata Archivist - Smith College - MA - United States

https://smithcollege.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=32409&job=ad0899-metadata-archivist Metadata Archivist
Smith College
United States
Apply by: Feb 29, 2016, 19:10
Position Summary:
Establish intellectual control of digitized archival records–microfilm, photographs, and serials from the Young Women’s Christian Association of the USA records. 241 more words

University Librarian - Seattle University - WA - United States

University Librarian
Seattle University
United States
Apply by: Feb 29, 2016, 19:06
Seattle University (SU), a highly-ranked, independent, Jesuit-Catholic institution adjacent to downtown Seattle, seeks a forward-thinking and inspired leader to serve as its next University Librarian (UL). 460 more words

Head of Core Technology and Applications - University of Colorado Boulder - CO - United States

https://www.libraryjobline.org/job/5221/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=libraryjobline Head of Core Technology and Applications
University of Colorado Boulder
United States
Apply by: Feb 23, 2016, 19:04
Job Description
The Head of Core Technology and Applications (CTA) for CU Boulder Libraries provides broad technical expertise and strong project/people management skills to lead a service-oriented IT team developing, supporting and extending core technology and applications for the Libraries. 723 more words

North Perspectives on Environmental Justice Discourses

As citizens of a developed nation, the debate of environmental justice versus right to development takes a lower tone, easily passed on to blaming the other. 667 more words