“Academics could change the world if they stop talking only to their peers”

This is a long overdue conversation!  Our culturally and scientifically illiterate society is the product of this limited scope of knowledge communication.  If the news reported on social scientific studies the way they do on medical reports that would help as well.

It wouldn’t hurt if we took the lead of C.Wright Mills here and also spoke in a language the general public understood.  Some of the most pressing areas of social life studies are not rocket science in their understanding, but we make them so with our unnecessary dependence on convoluted jargon.



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