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ERIC Number: EJ942603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Toward a History of Rigour: An Examination of the Nasty Side of Scholarship
Nelson, Robert
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v10 n4 p374-387 Oct 2011
Though a cornerstone of all research and evaluation, rigour in scholarship is a relatively recent concept, which is poorly defined and never interrogated. This article traces the dark history of the idea, beginning with intolerance, harshness and punishment, and slowly rising to something admirable in the industrial period, whereupon it is immediately seen in opposition to creative method. The text argues that, in the arts and humanities, rigour is only legitimate when built around dialectical relationships with subjectivity. It calls for the deconstruction of rigour as an academic ideal that superintends the voice and imagination of the artist or scholar.
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Language: English
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