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Webb, Darren – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2023
On October 26, 2011, a post appeared on the Occupy Wall Street Library blog titled "I would prefer not to." The constant refrain of Herman Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener" became one of Occupy's defining mottos, appearing on placards, T-shirts, and tote bags. The phrase became so symbolic that it was used on the posters…
Descriptors: Activism, Social Action, Politics, Futures (of Society)
Thorne, Ashley; Turscak, Marilee; Wood, Peter – National Association of Scholars, 2014
Assigning a summer reading to entering freshmen is a growing trend at hundreds of American colleges and universities. Colleges typically pick one book and ask students to read it outside their courses. Many invite the author to help kick off the year by speaking on campus at convocation. Most colleges see the key purpose of a common reading…
Descriptors: Books, College Freshmen, Reading Programs, College Programs