Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Humanities on Decline

Last week's article Humanities Fall from Favor: Far Fewer Harvard Students Express Interest in Field with Weak Job Prospects in The Wall Street Journal has triggered some clucking around the web, but also some rather defensive reactions, such as the questioning of David Silbey in "A Crisis in the Humanities?"  However, it has long been known that Harvard grads are flocking to Finance.  And, as Karen Ho's Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street revealed, even if they major in the Humanities, Harvard grads are likely to at least entertain working for the banks (which increasingly rule the world).

1 comment:

  1. You know, if you can't even figure out who wrote the post, I'm just going to ignore the "defensive" label.