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The Future of Intimacy: Love, Sex and other Life Projects

By Nathan Emmerich Earlier this year the UK High Court rejected an appeal from Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld to be allowed to have a civil partnership. Whilst this opposite sex couple could get married – something that is now available to same sex couples in England, Scotland and Wales, but not Northern Ireland – they and, it […]

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‘You’ve Got to Love What You Do’; ‘Otherwise You’d Be Totally Mad’

By Oili-Helena Ylijoki Passion, love and dedication belong to the core vocabulary of academic culture. In a similar manner as Australian academics in the study of Fabian Cannizzo, the Finnish academics I have interviewed tend to describe their work as a way of life and an inherent part of their personality: “It’s nice to get paid […]

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When Greed Is Good: On Love and Academic Labour

By Mona Mannevuo Fabian Cannizzo’s paper You’ve got to love what you do: academic labour in a culture of authenticity is an important, timely attempt to grasp the problems in academia today by moving beyond the dichotomy of managerial/academic values. The research draws on interviews with Australian academics, so one could argue—as Cannizzo notes—that the findings are […]

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The Love of Labour in Academia

By Fabian Cannizzo Both the spirit and structure of higher education across the globe have been restructured over the last four decades. In “‘You’ve Gotta Love What You Do’: Academic Labour in a Culture of Authenticity”, I attempt to describe how this global restructuring has had very personal impacts for academic labourers and their work […]

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Falling in Love in Academia: A Response to Mona Mannevuo and Oili-Helena Ylijoki

By Fabian Cannizzo I’d like to thank Mona Mannevuo and Oili-Helena Ylijoki for taking time to read and respond to my study of the nostalgic language that characterises accounts of academia, ‘“You’ve got to love what you do”: Academic labour in a culture of authenticity”, in this previous post. I would especially like to thank them […]

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The Sociology of Love

In a Sociological Review paper, Julia Carter​, reported on the curious absence of love in young women’s account of their relationships. She found that many of these women struggled to talk about their feelings in general and about love in particular. Contrary to sociological theories of individualisation, Carter discovered a tendency to describe ‘drifting’ into relationships […]

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