The academic gift economy

Academia runs on free labour, all the way up the hierarchy.

If the academic gift economy – whereby we offer each other intangibles and are tied to each other through vague debts of gratitude – should be phased out entirely, the result would be a disaster for the development of knowledge.

via @thesiswhisperer


Published by bjkraal

I'm an Experience Designer from Brisbane, Australia. I use design to make better ways for people to work and play.

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