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Palgrave Critical University Studies

Academic Barbarism, Universities and Inequality

Authors: O'Sullivan, Michael

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The image of the university is tarnished: this book examines how recent philosophies of education, new readings of its economics, new technologies affecting research and access, and contemporary novelists' representations of university life all describe a global university that has given up on its promise of greater educational equality.

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Michael O'Sullivan is Associate Professor in English at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has worked for universities in Ireland, the UK, the US, Japan and Hong Kong. He has published widely in education, literary studies and philosophy.

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“O'Sullivan demonstrates that academic freedom has little meaning if grossly unequal systems dictate  who enters and who is barred from the academy. This is a fierce, and timely, defence of the continuing relevance of the idea of the modern university. Despite daunting changes to the global landscape, O'Sullivan reminds us that universities are still only worth the name if they are productive of enlightenment.” (Graham Allen, University College Cork, Ireland)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Academic Barbarism, Universities and Inequality
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Critical University Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54761-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137547613
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54760-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71447-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 175
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