Conflict in the Academy: A Study in the Sociology of by Marcus Morgan, Patrick Baert (auth.)

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Institutional contact also appears to have been important in framing the tumultuous relationship between Ricks and Kermode who had worked together at Bristol before Kermode had moved to Cambridge via UCL. Kermode described how he ‘thought it would be a help to get Christopher Ricks, whom I admired, here ... but that was like dropping a match into the powder, after which there was bitter enmity on all sides; I knew Ricks well and thought we were not so different in our views about things and that if we worked together we might be able to make some sense of the place, but we couldn’t; ...

Literary attainments should be acquired through erudition in the Greek and Latin languages’ (Heath, 1994: 23–4). 4 At Cambridge University, a bachelor’s degree is organised into a ‘Tripos’, which is divided into two parts, each typically lasting either one or two years depending on the discipline. 0007 Contextualising the Dispute  5 A journalist wrote at the time of the MacCabe quarrel that ‘the shadow of Leavis hangs heavily over Cambridge’ (Jenkins, 1981: 112). 6 In particular, for example, at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University (founded in 1964), thanks to an exile from English Studies – Richard Hoggart.

Goffman stressed that such ‘performance teams’ are often ‘secret societies’, in that ‘if a performance is to be effective it will be likely that the extent and character of the cooperation that makes this possible will be concealed and kept secret’ (1990 [1959]: 104). g. g. Collins, 1998; Farrell, 2001) have shown the importance of considering collaborative intellectual networks in understanding the evolution and content of ideas themselves. ). 0007 Contextualising the Dispute  therefore a coordinated set of actors collectively aiming to produce or maintain a particular sense of reality.

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