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From academic +‎ -ize


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  • If, as Fish puts it, they "academicize" in this way, the fear that universities are centers of radical indoctrination, widespread among parents and politicians, will soon disappear.

    City Journal

  • If you try to academicize hip-hop or gospel music, that kills it.

    New Hymns for the Saxophone Church

  • To academicize a topic is to detach it from the context of its real-world urgency, where there is a decision to be made, and re-insert it into a context of an academic urgency, where there is an analysis to be performed.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Always academicize, never explain-that is Stanley Fish's solution to the modern university's political and financial woes.

    City Journal


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