“It is not enough to demand intellectual diversity and assume its benefits. We need to articulate the kind of good that it is. And to do so, we need new ways of conceiving, measuring, nurturing, and valuing it. We need alternative systems of searching, discovering, and cultivating intellectual difference. We need platforms of dissemination that don’t simply replicate existing systems of concentration and patronage, just as we need new metrics of scholarly “output” and “impact” that rely less on centrality and quantity and more on content and difference”.

Source: How the Academic Elite Reproduces Itself – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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