The Dichotomy at the Heart of our Warner Experience

In my years as a grad student here at Warner, I have noticed a recurring theme of polarity appearing often in the midst of conversations among students.  This theme takes many forms, such as the paradigm war (nominally presented as “quantitative vs. qualitative”), perspectives on research (positivist vs. constructivist/constructionist/contextualist), perspectives on experience (objective vs. subjective), perception of our work (practical… Read more →

Obama: changing the metaphor

Obama: changing the metaphor

by David HurshJournalist Bill Moyers, in a post election interview on WHYY’s Fresh Air, stated that to change history, one must change the dominant metaphors.  Twenty-one years ago British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, in criticizing state welfare polices, said “there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families.” Thatcher’s notion that there… Read more →