Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hmm …

The chasm between etic and emic viewpoints may explain the still widespread disbelief in the academic community over the defeat of Clinton and the election of Trump.
Whether or not a person is astounded by this outcome, I’ve found, breaks down pretty reliably along class lines. As a general rule, academics with roots in the professional class (read: most academics) are horrified and confused; academics with roots in the working class, on the other hand, are horrified and comprehending. 
Comprehending — but still disapproving, I gather. Heaven forfend the possibility that the yahoos one grew up among might be onto something

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps the so-called yahoos should also try a little comprehending, not just disapproving. It works both ways.