Academic Life and Labour in the New University

Moreover, if it is true, as Andrew Ross has argued, that academic and artistic labour have served as a model of sacrificial labour that is 'increasingly serviceable to the new neoliberal world of labor' (2004: 193), then examining its ...

Author: Ruth Barcan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317185956

Category: Business & Economics

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What does it mean to be an academic today? What kinds of experiences do students have, and how are they affected by what they learn? Why do so many students and their teachers feel like frauds? Can we learn to teach and research in ways that foster hope and deflate pretension? Academic Life and Labour in the New University: Hope and Other Choices addresses these big questions, discussing the challenges of teaching and researching in the contemporary university, the purpose of research and its fundamental value, and the role of the academy against the background of major changes to nature of the university itself. Drawing on a range of international media sources, political discourse and many years’ professional experience, this volume explores approaches to teaching and research, with special emphasis on the importance of collegiality, intellectual honesty and courage. With attention to the intersection of large-scale institutional changes and intellectual shifts such as the rise of transdisciplinarity and the development of a pluralist curriculum, this book proposes the pursuit of more ethical, compassionate and critical forms of teaching and research. As such, it will be of interest not only to scholars of cultural studies and education, but to all those who care about the fate of the university as an institution, including young scholars seeking to join the academy.

New Labour hard labour

As Barnett (2003, p 89) argued, once the ideology of the market and competition entered the university sector it 'brooks no half measures' and reshapes all the 'contours of academic life'. New Labour's embrace of the tenets of ...

Author: Mooney, Gerry

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847422774

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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There are an increasing number of studies devoted to an examination of New Labour's social policies. However, thus far there has been little in the way of substantive discussion of opposition to and conflict around key elements of New Labour's agenda for the welfare state and public sector, from those who are involved in the frontline implementation and delivery of welfare policies. Since the mid to late 1990s, there have been continual and recurring episodes of industrial action of various kinds involving social workers, teachers, lecturers, nurses, hospital ancillary staff, nursery nurses, home helps and local authority librarians among others. Welfare delivery has become a central point of industrial relations disputes in the UK today. This book provides the first critically informed discussion of work and workers in the UK welfare sector under New Labour. It examines the changing nature of work and explores the context of industrial relations across the welfare industry. While the main focus is on the workforce in state welfare, this is set within the context of recent and current shifts in the mixed economy of welfare between state, private and third sector organisations.

Academic Life and Labour in the New University

Academic Life and Labour in the New University: Hope and Other Choices addresses these big questions, discussing the challenges of teaching and researching in the contemporary university, the purpose of research and its fundamental value, ...

Author: Ruth Barcan

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ISBN: 1409436225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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What does it mean to be an academic today? What kinds of experiences do students have, and how are they affected by what they learn? Why do so many students and their teachers feel like frauds? Can we learn to teach and research in ways that foster hope and deflate pretension? Academic Life and Labour in the New University: Hope and Other Choices addresses these big questions, discussing the challenges of teaching and researching in the contemporary university, the purpose of research and its fundamental value, and the role of the academy against the background of major changes to nature of the university itself.

Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West

Her forthcoming book is Academic Life and Labour in the New University.' Hope and Other Choices (Ashgate Publishers). John Bramble is an independent scholar, and former Lecturer in Classics at Oxford University.

Author: Geoffrey Samuel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136766404

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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Subtle-body practices are found particularly in Indian, Indo-Tibetan and East Asian societies, but have become increasingly familiar in Western societies, especially through the various healing and yogic techniques and exercises associated with them. This book explores subtle-body practices from a variety of perspectives, and includes both studies of these practices in Asian and Western contexts. The book discusses how subtle-body practices assume a quasi-material level of human existence that is intermediate between conventional concepts of body and mind. Often, this level is conceived of in terms of an invisible structure of channels, associated with the human body, through which flows of quasi-material substance take place. Contributors look at how subtle-body concepts form the basic explanatory structure for a wide range of practices. These include forms of healing, modes of exercise and martial arts as well as religious practices aimed at the refinement and transformation of the human mindbody complex. By highlighting how subtle-body practices of many kinds have been introduced into Western societies in recent years, the book explores the possibilities for new models of understanding which these concepts open up. It is a useful contribution to studies on Asian Religion and Philosophy.

Slow Professor

Slow Is Beautiful: New Visions of Community, Leisure and Joie de Vivre. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society ... The Knowledge Factory: Dismantling the Corporate University and Creating True Higher Learning. ... Academic Life and Labour in ...

Author: Maggie Berg

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442645561

Category: College teachers

Page: 115

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In The Slow Professor, Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber discuss how adopting the principles of the Slow movement in academic life can counter the erosion of humanistic education.

Hard Labour Academic Work and the Changing Landscape of Higher Education

The academic professions in the global era. In J. Enders & E. de Weert (Eds.), The changing face of academic life (pp. 96–113). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Marginson, S. (2010). How universities have been positioned as teams in a ...

Author: Tanya Fitzgerald

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781780525013

Category: Education

Page: 205

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Drawing on data from Australia, England and New Zealand, this book addresses how neo liberal policies of successive governments have decreased autonomy of academics and increased regimes of surveillance, radically altering how academics think about and engage in their intellectual work.

Mapping Precariousness Labour Insecurity and Uncertain Livelihoods

In analysing a major qualitative research survey on academic life, Bexley et al. (2011) found that: A deep commitment to scholarship draws people to academic work and lies at the core ... The new university's quest to maximize student ...

Author: Emiliana Armano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317100836

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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The condition of precariousness not only provides insights into a segment of the world of work or of a particular subject group, but is also a standpoint for an overview of the condition of the social on a global scale. Because precariousness is multidimensional and polysemantic, it traverses contemporary society and multiple contexts, from industrial to class, gender, family relations as well as political participation, citizenship and migration. This book maps the differences and similarities in the ways precariousness and insecurity in employment and beyond unfold and are subjectively experienced in regions and sectors that are confronted with different labour histories, legislations and economic priorities. Establishing a constructive dialogue amongst different global regions and across disciplines, the chapters explore the shift from precariousness to precariat and collective subjects as it is being articulated in the current global crisis. This edited collection aims to continue a process of mapping experiences by means of ethnographies, fieldwork, interviews, content analysis, where the precarious define their condition and explain how they try to withdraw from, cope with or embrace it. This is valuable reading for students and academics interested in geography, sociology, economics and labour studies.

Academic Labour Unemployment and Global Higher Education

As career paths erode, even established professions—law, architecture, journalism— have seen a rapid drop off in demand for graduates. ... with the ideas of new public management, who profoundly changed the character of universities.

Author: Suman Gupta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137493248

Category: Education

Page: 252

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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.

Early Career Academics in New Zealand Challenges and Prospects in Comparative Perspective

Cultural transfer in university teaching: Academic migrant perspectives from Aotearoa/New Zealand. In C. Mason & F. Rawlings-Sanaei (Eds.), ... Labour & Industry: A Journal of the Social and Economic Relations of Work, 23(3), 231–244.

Author: Kathryn A. Sutherland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319618302

Category: Education

Page: 201

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What does it mean to be starting an academic career in the twenty first century? What challenges and prospects are new academics facing and how are they dealing with these? This book provides answers to these questions through an investigation of the experiences of early career academics in New Zealand universities. Filling a gap in the international literature on the academic profession by providing a comprehensive overview of the experiences of New Zealand academics, the book includes research findings from a national survey covering all eight New Zealand universities. This research is also compared with various findings from the 2007 Changing Academic Profession survey in 19 other countries. The book encourages readers to think about the early career academic experience in New Zealand in relation to their own experiences of the academic profession internationally. Key areas of focus in the nine chapters include: the teaching, research, and service preferences and activities of early career academics; work-life balance; satisfaction; the experiences of Māori academics; and professional development and support for all early career academics. Underpinning the book is the issue of the socialisation of early career academics into the academic profession in the twenty first century, and how structure and agency interact to affect that socialisation. Suggestions are made, and links to freely available online resources are provided, for improving socialisation at the individual, departmental, institutional, and national levels.

Managing International Connectivity Diversity of Learning and Changing Labour Markets

To obtain information on various aspects of the social life of university academics, the questionnaire asked about the existence of various facilities near the universities where the respondents worked. Table 6.5 presents the average ...

Author: Ka Ho Mok

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811017360

Category: Education

Page: 261

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This book examines how major Asian cities have enhanced their global competitiveness by transforming their higher education systems to equip their graduates with global competence. It primarily focuses on policy implications and urban governance, especially comparing how governments are responding to the growing challenges of international connectivity and are managing the diversity of populations resulting from an increasingly globalized world.