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I ♥ Karl Polanyi.  

He's one of the honored elders with Bordieu, Mauss, Durkheim, and the rest.  The big issue for me is whether my major professors will be amused that I am prone to draw from the literature of economic sociology (I requested a journal article through interllibrary loan, and they had to get it from the British Library because no library in the US apparently had access.  Mind you this was in English.), or will see me as a waste of time and of no credit to the discipline of political science.

The difference between brilliance and idiocy would appear to be first impressions, and I'm more than a little concerned at the reception my research will receive.  Compound this that what I'm writing on has little literature background in political science, particularly of the American variety.)  

There are those days I seriously consider making the move, and applying to British schools and looking at PhD availability in Spain.  But then I think that I could try to arrange a Fulbright for funding instead and do research in Europe, or even seek out funding for a semester at one of the European schools more focused on this for a semester or two from European sources.  

For better or worse, this country is my home. And making the move means facing the possibility of leaving a mother with a limited lifespan (congenital heart failure) 3,000 miles away.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Sat Oct 20th, 2007 at 10:20:05 PM EST
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