Steal This University: The Rise of the Corporate University and the Academic Labor Movement

1st Edition

Benjamin Johnson, Patrick Kavanagh, Kevin Mattson

Routledge
Published January 31, 2003
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780415934848 - CAT# RT3192

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Summary

Steal This University explores the paradox of academic labor. Universities do not exist to generate a profit from capital investment, yet contemporary universities are increasingly using corporations as their model for internal organization. While the media, politicians, business leaders and the general public all seem to share a remarkable consensus that higher education is indispensable to the future of nations and individuals alike, within academia bitter conflicts brew over the shape of tomorrow's universities. Contributors to the volume range from the star academic to the disgruntled adjunct and each bring a unique perspective to the discussion on the academy's over-reliance on adjuncts and teaching assistants, the debate over tenure and to the valiant efforts to organize unions and win rights.

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