Will Teach for Food: Academic Labor in Crisis

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'Higher education is being restructured to suit the needs and myths of the so-called free market economy. 'Will Teach for Food' exposes the myths and reveals what people employed at all levels of academic life are doing to improve their own futures and the future of the American university.' --David Montgomery, Yale University
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Overview

'Higher education is being restructured to suit the needs and myths of the so-called free market economy. 'Will Teach for Food' exposes the myths and reveals what people employed at all levels of academic life are doing to improve their own futures and the future of the American university.' --David Montgomery, Yale University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816630349
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Series: Cultural Politics Series
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: What Yale Is Teaching Us
Introduction: Between Crisis and Opportunity: The Future of the Academic Workplace 3
1 A Short History of Unionization at Yale 35
2 Against the Grain: Organizing TAs at Yale 44
3 Poor, Hungry, and Desperate? or, Privileged, Histrionic, and Demanding? In Search of the True Meaning of "Ph.D." 81
4 Why Provoke This Strike? Yale and the U.S. Economy 124
5 Boola! 129
6 The Labor behind the Cult of Work 137
7 The Proletariat Goes to College 145
8 The Blessed of the Earth 153
9 Academic Unionism and the Future of Higher Education 181
10 Reeling in the Years: Looking Back on the TAA 216
11 On Apprentices and Company Towns 229
12 The Scarlet L: Gender and Status in Academe 254
13 Disposal Faculty: Part-time Exploitation as Management Strategy 264
14 Alchemy in the Academy: Moving Part-time Faculty from Piecework to Parity 278
15 Will Technology Make Academic Freedom Obsolete? 291
Contributors 300
Index 303
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2000

    REQUIRED READING FOR HOPEFUL PROFESSORS

    This compilation of essays and experiences is a MUST READ for anyone hoping to enter higher level(college and univesity) teaching. The reality will shock you.

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