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Response to Professor Carole Blair: Undisciplining the discipline

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Bernadette Marie Calafell, Karma Chávez, Devika Chawla, Lisa A. Flores, Nina Lozano, and Bryan McCann
On June 26, 2019, responding to the strong critique to the DS letter, Professor Carole Blair, a DS and a leading feminist scholar of Communication, wrote a response (pasted below). In this letter, Professors Bernadette Marie Calafell, Karma Chávez, Devika Chawla, Lisa A. Flores, Nina Lozano, and Bryan McCann respond to Professor Blair.
Dear Carole, After considering several possible ways to respond to your recent Crtnet post amid the disciplinary fallout regarding NCA Distinguished Scholars and Marty Medhurst’s editorial, we have chosen to address you personally--for the impact of your post and the silence that preceded it is personal, professional, and political. As we believe you well know, these three things are always intimately entwined. We write to you as mid-career scholars working in various critical traditions. While our work differs in many salient ways, we share a common…

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