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What Is Intellectual Work? (Guest Post by Holly Genovese)

[Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of six guest posts by Holly Genovese, which will be appearing every other Sunday. — Ben Alpers] Today I received a journal rejection. It wasn’t my first and it won’t be my last. But this rejection hit me in a way that the others have yet to do. Many of the criticisms have weight: I could read more prison writing, I can revise my structure and my writing, I could include more historiographical footnotes. But others seemed to ignore, and argue against, the very premise of my article. I argued that Read more