Thursday, April 3, 2014

Plagiarism in the news

Sociologist Zygmunt Bauman is defending himself against charges of plagiarism, saying that “obedience to technical procedural rules of quotations” has nothing to do with the quality of scholarship.

Bauman might better defend himself by taking his cue from Uncle Leo.

Related reading
All OCA plagiarism posts (Pinboard)

[See how easy it is to use quotation marks?]

comments: 4

Diane Schirf said...

Does this fall under "How NOT to email your professor"?

Michael Leddy said...

I guess, yes, don’t plagiarize. But in this case, he is the professor.

Diane Schirf said...

Agreed. I was trying to kid about how a grad student shouldn't email a professor about said professor's plagiarism. :)

Michael Leddy said...

Oh — got it. Yes, the hierarchy of academia makes doing so a no-no.