- Jun 27, 2019
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That's so awful.
What chance did the victims have to put anything out there ?
Did they like to write poetry ?
I get it that prisoners have rights, but it feels wrong for anyone to hear or read what BK has to say when he silenced four young voices, forever.
Wrong for him to benefit in any way if he is convicted.
Totally agree and not fond of academics who publish their verbatim words (a memoir) as an academic text under their own name. However, when I was young and untenured, if some mentor had pushed me to do it, I don't know if my standards would have held. I sure hope so.
I'm still waiting to publish an account of fieldwork I did in an impoverished neighborhood with lots of drug use and among sex workers, until I am certain all the central parties (as anonymous as they will be in my account) are elsewhere. I will also disguise the place where it occurred. It ended up being a study of meth use, frankly and of "welfare moms on meth" (in the public eye, I"m sure). It may never see the light of day, given that I have no need to publish - except that, well, some people have said they think it would help understand certain things.
I dunno. Someone will help BCK publish his amazing thoughts about everything, I'm sure.