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This is the site of Dr. Alex Posecznick, anthropologist, university administrator, scholar, and author.

Some detailed and substantive reflections can be found on his blog, while occasional thoughts can be found on Twitter.

Selling Hope and College, an ethnography of college recruitment and precarity was  released by Cornell University Press in April 2017.  You can find updates and sneak-peaks into the book by following the Selling Hope Facebook Page.

Selling Hope and College offers an ethnographic snapshot in the life of a particular type of institution as it goes about the business of producing itself on a daily basis. I use ethnographic data to draw a human face on the struggles to keep an unranked institution open and running, and the tensions, and battles that members of the community tangle with daily as they walk a careful line—the line between empowering marginalized students and exploiting them.

 

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