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16. Labor: Finding the Devil in Indiana Jones: Mythologies of Work and the State of Academic Labor

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1. Title Title of document 16. Labor: Finding the Devil in Indiana Jones: Mythologies of Work and the State of Academic Labor - Constructing Data in Religious Studies
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country James LoRusso; Emory University; United States
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies
4. Subject Keyword(s) Academic Culture; Academic Labor; Mythology of Work; Crisis in the Humanities; Contingent Labor; Discourse Analysis; Graduate Education; Mythology of Work; Quit Lit; Tenured Professoriate
5. Subject Subject classification academic study of religion; theory of religion
6. Description Abstract This chapter approaches “the academy” as form of data in order to interrogate and evaluate the current state of academic labor, particularly in twenty-first century North America. Drawing on discourse analysis, the essay examines how governing academic norms and practices sustain and exacerbate the structural and material challenges facing the most vulnerable academic laborers today. In particular, the author explores how academic labor is socially constructed through the mobilization of various “mythologies of work” and even through critical genres such as “quit lit” that seek to expose perceived injustices. The enactment of these discourses, the chapter argues, ultimately reinforces the status quo and serves the interests of academic elites.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 08-Oct-2019
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.34184
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Constructing Data in Religious Studies
16. Language English=en En
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