Religion in Theory and Practice - Demystifying the Field for Burgeoning Scholars - Russell T. McCutcheon

Religion in Theory and Practice - Demystifying the Field for Burgeoning Scholars - Russell T. McCutcheon

7. There Are Advantages to Knowing Your Limits: On Making a Difference for Non-Tenure Track Colleagues

Religion in Theory and Practice - Demystifying the Field for Burgeoning Scholars - Russell T. McCutcheon

Russell T. McCutcheon [+-]
University of Alabama
Russell T. McCutcheon is Distinguished Research Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. His major publications include Manufacturing Religion (Oxford University Press, 1997), The Guide to the Study of Religion(Bloomsbury, 2000), Critics not Caretakers: Redescribing the Public Study of Religion (State University of New York Press, 2001) and The Discipline of Religion: Structure, Meaning, Rhetoric (Routledge, 2003). His most recent book, co-authored with William Arnal, is The Sacred is the Profane: The Political Nature of 'Religion' (Oxford University Press, 2013).

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Unpublished and originally delivered at a session of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) devoted to issues surrounding the challenges facing contingent faculty members, this chapter purposefully shifts the focus to tenure-track and tenured faculty—people who sometimes feel powerless to change the direction of the modern university. It argues that, while many influential structural factors are certainly well beyond their control, there are a number of practical and consequential things that a united group of faculty members can themselves do to help improve the situation of the non-tenure track colleagues whose labor more than just helps to create the conditions in which we all do our own work.

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McCutcheon, Russell. 7. There Are Advantages to Knowing Your Limits: On Making a Difference for Non-Tenure Track Colleagues. Religion in Theory and Practice - Demystifying the Field for Burgeoning Scholars. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 97-107 Sep 2018. ISBN 9781781796832. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34255. Date accessed: 16 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34255. Sep 2018

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