[ilds] academic reviewers

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Tue May 29 13:13:21 PDT 2007


He should be held to the basic standard of integrity that a reader of 
book reviews expects.  Otherwise it is just toilet paper.

:Michael




On Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at 07:49  pm, william godshalk wrote:

> Just to make sure that everyone understands, professional reviewers
> are not academic reviewers. We academics may take months to read and
> analyze the book we are reviewing, and then carefully write a
> substantial essay that indeed has something to add to the book's
> major thesis. We rarely get paid for our labors -- beyond keeping the
> book that we've reviewed.
>
> If Eagleton writes as an academic, then he should follow our basic
> procedures of honest reviewing. If he writes as a hack, then he
> should not be held to academic standards -- should he?
>
> Bill
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