Office Hours: Activism and Change in the Academy / Edition 1

Office Hours: Activism and Change in the Academy / Edition 1

by Cary Nelson, Stephen Watt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415971853

ISBN-13: 9780415971850

Pub. Date: 09/06/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In a series of stinging analyses, this book examines the current sorry state of higher education. The second half of the volume offers "alternative futures" for the academy, visions that involve academic organizations, public outreach through the internet, faculty unionization, and campus organizing. Office Hours is a roll-up-your-sleeves look at the

Overview

In a series of stinging analyses, this book examines the current sorry state of higher education. The second half of the volume offers "alternative futures" for the academy, visions that involve academic organizations, public outreach through the internet, faculty unionization, and campus organizing. Office Hours is a roll-up-your-sleeves look at the avoidable disaster facing the modern university.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415971850
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/06/2004
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction--It Might as Well Be a Conspiracy
Part I: Where We Are and How We Got There
Chapter 1: Cohorts--The Diaspora of the Teachers
Chapter 2: Anonymity, Celebrity, and Professional Identity
Chapter 3: The Postdoc Paradox
Chapter 4: Disciplining Debt
Chapter 5: The Brave New World of Research Surveillance
Chapter 6: The Humanities and the Perils of Globalization
Part II: Toward Alternative Futures
Chapter 7: Organizational Affiliation and Change
Chapter 8: Is It a University or Is It a Country Club?
Chapter 9: Collective Action, Collective Bargaining, Collective
Agency
Chapter 10: The Economics of Textbook Reform
Chapter 11: Transforming Teaching and Reaching the Public with the
Internet
Chapter 12: What Would an Ethical Graduate Program Be?


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