To the Editor:
I was surprised that your article, “How a Famous Academic Job-Market Study Got It All Wrong — and Why It Still Matters” (The Chronicle, September 9), about William Bowen’s study, made no mention of the most trenchant analysis of academic labor in the 21st century, How The University Works, by Marc Bousquet. Bousquet’s study pulled the rug out from under Bowen’s work long ago and has proven to be absolutely on target about the academic job market as whole and humanities in particular.
E. Wayne Ross
Professor, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy
University of British Columbia