Academic Labour, Unemployment and Global Higher Education: Neoliberal Policies of Funding and Management (Palgrave Critical University Studies)

Academic Labour, Unemployment and Global Higher Education: Neoliberal Policies of Funding and Management (Palgrave Critical University Studies)

By: Suman Gupta (editor), Jernej Habjan (editor), Hrvoje Tutek (editor)Hardback

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This book explores how the kinds of world-wide restructurings of higher education and research work that are underway today have not only increased employment insecurity in academia but may actually be producing unemployment both for those within academia and for graduate job-seekers in other sectors. Recent and current re-organisations of higher education and research work, and re-orientations of academic life (as students, researchers, teachers) generally, which are taking place around the world, achieve exactly the opposite of what they claim: though ostensibly undertaken to facilitate employment, these moves actually produce unemployment both for those within academia and for graduate job-seekers in other sectors.

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Suman Gupta is Chair in Literature and Cultural History at The Open University, UK. His published books include Re-Reading Harry Potter (2003, 2009), Social Constructionist Identity Politics and Literary Studies (2007), Imagining Iraq (2011), Consumable Texts in Contemporary India (2015) and Philology and Global English Studies (2015). Jernej Habjan is Research Fellow at the literary institute of the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia. He has co-edited, with Jessica Whyte, (Mis)readings of Marx in Continental Philosophy (2014). Hrvoje Tutek is Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. He is currently finishing his dissertation in the DFG research group 'Globalization and Literature' at the University of Munich. He was an active participant in the 2009 Croatian student protests against state budget cuts aimed at public universities.

Contents

Introduction, - 1. The Implausible Knowledge Triangle of the Western Balkans, - 2. Human and Inhuman Capital, and Schooling: The Case of Slovenia, - 3. Privatising Minds: New Educational Policies in India, - 4. 'Academic Leadership' and the Conditions of Academic Work, - 5. Not Working: Shared Services and the Production of Unemployment, - 6. Graduate Unemployment in Post-haircut Cyprus: Where Have all the Students Gone?, - 7.'Dare to Dare: Academic Pedagogy in Times of Flattened Hierarchies, - 8. Cannibalising the Collegium: The Plight of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the Managerial University, 9. Between Career Progression and Career Stagnation: Casualisation, Tenure and the Contract of Indefinite Duration in Ireland, - 10. Are University Stuggles Worth Fighting?, - 11. You're Either a Flower in the Dustbin or the Spark that Lights a Fire: On Precarity and Student Protests, - 12. Whither Critical Scholarship in the Modern University? Critique, Radical Democracy and Counter-Hegemony, -13. Academics as Workers: From Career Management to Class Analysis and Collective Action

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/06/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781137493231
  • Format: Hardback
  • Year: 2016
  • Number Of Pages: 268
  • ID: 9781137493231
  • weight: 459
  • ISBN10: 1137493232

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