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Palgrave Critical University Studies

Academic Labour, Unemployment and Global Higher Education

Neoliberal Policies of Funding and Management

Editors: Gupta, Suman, Habjan, Jernej, Tutek, Hrvoje (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

Suman Gupta is Chair in Literature and Cultural History at The Open University, UK. His published books include Re-Reading Harry Potter (2003, 2009), Social Constructionist Identity Politics and Literary Studies (2007), Imagining Iraq (2011), Consumable Texts in Contemporary India (2015) and Philology and Global English Studies (2015).

Jernej Habjan is Research Fellow at the literary institute of the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia. He has co-edited, with Jessica Whyte, (Mis)readings of Marx in Continental Philosophy (2014).

Hrvoje Tutek is Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. He is currently finishing his dissertation in the DFG research group ‘Globalization and Literature’ at the University of Munich. He was an active participant in the 2009 Croatian student protests against state budget cuts aimed at public universities.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Academia and the Production of Unemployment

    Gupta, Suman (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • The Implausible Knowledge Triangle of the Western Balkans

    Dolenec, Danijela

    Pages 23-39

  • Human and Inhuman Capital, and Schooling: The Case of Slovenia

    Krašovec, Primož

    Pages 41-55

  • Privatising Minds: New Educational Policies in India

    Vijayan, P. K.

    Pages 57-78

  • ‘Academic Leadership’ and the Conditions of Academic Work

    Allen, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 81-102

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-49324-8
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-49323-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Academic Labour, Unemployment and Global Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Neoliberal Policies of Funding and Management
Editors
  • Suman Gupta
  • Jernej Habjan
  • Hrvoje Tutek
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
978-1-137-49324-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-49324-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49323-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 252
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
Topics