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[ecrea] New book: Universities in the Neoliberal Era

Fri Apr 21 05:14:55 GMT 2017

New book:


/Academic cultures and critical perspectives/

Edited by Hakan Ergül and Simten Coşar

This book explores the question of how and to what extent the ongoing neoliberal transformation of higher education exerts influence on the university and academic everyday life in different societies. By listening to, observing, and comparing the critical voices of academics and students – the voices that matter – the book reviews first hand experiences from different societies and university cultures located within the European and semi-Mediterranean landscape, including the Czech Republic, Morocco, Turkey, and United Kingdom. 
By bringing together original fieldworks combining the structural analysis of the neoliberal shift with the academic individual’s repositioning, struggle and response,
the book documents a number of similarities and differences experienced in different academic cultures.

The chapters present a rich variety of subjects, including academic labor, academic identity and knowledge production, (un)employment, (in)equality, academic feminism, oppression and resistance from ethnographic, political and sociological perspectives.

For more details:

_Table of contents_

Chapter 1. Editorial Introduction (Hakan Ergül & Simten Coşar)

Chapter 2. Beyond the Third Mission: Towards an Actor-Based Account of Universities' Relationship with Society (Jana Bacevic)

Chapter 3. Searching for Authenticity and Success: Academic Identity and Production in Neoliberal Times (Özgür Budak)

Chapter 4. Turkish Academics' Encounters with the Index in Social Sciences (Eda Çetinkaya)

Chapter 5. Variegated Neoliberalization in Higher Education: Ambivalent Responses to Competitive Funding in the Czech Republic (Josef Kavka)

Chapter 6. Creating Jobs for the Social Good: Moving Beyond the Neoliberal Model of Education for Employment (Shana Cohen)

Chapter 7. Transformation, Reformation or Decline? The University in Contemporary Morocco and Turkey (Hakan Ergül, Simten Coşar & Fadma Ait-Mous)

Chapter 8. The Historico-Political Parameters of Academic Feminism in Turkey: Breaks and Continuities (Inci Özkan Kerestecioglu & Aylin Özman)

Chapter 9. 'Homo Academicus' in University Inc.: The 'Ersatz' Yuppie Academic (Hasan Ünal Nalbantoğlu)

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