The recent charge against renowned sociologist Zygmunt Bauman alleging repetitive counts of "self-plagiarism" represents a shift in academia from engaging with political ideas to waging personal attacks - a form of intellectual violence that plagues the academy, according to Evans and Giroux.
In Pro Bono? Mikkel Thorup argues that capitalist philanthropy exacerbates class divisions by softening the impact of low wages and inferior access to resources, and lets government off the hook for building, maintaining and funding institutions like hospitals, low-income housing and museums.
Viewing gentrification through a feminist lens helps to uncover how multifaceted it is. Gentrification involves the displacement of vulnerable populations, particularly women and children who are already impacted by the effects of classism, sexism and racism.