chapter  23
Are You Serious?: Playing, Performing, and Producing an Academic Self
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Ackerman’s description of play bears little resemblance to any description of academic life that I have ever encountered; indeed, it is nearly antithetical to the staid and serious, antique patina of the ivory tower. Even gentler, more contemporary notions of universities as collaborative spaces for teaching scholars and engaged learners seldom go so far as to incorporate exuberance and license.