Social theory and the politics of higher education critical perspectives on institutional research

"Bringing together an international group of scholars who shine a theoretical light on the politics of academic life and higher education, the book explores three key areas - institutional governance, academic work and student experience through a theoretical lens, using the ideas of Michel Fou...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Murphy, Mark (Editor), Burke, Ciarán (Editor), Costa, Cristina (Editor), Raaper, Rille (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: London Bloomsbury Academic 2020, 2020
Edition:First edition
Series:Social theory and methodology in education research
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Collection: Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Introduction : theorising the university in an age of uncertainty / Mark Murphy, Ciaran Burke, Cristina Costa and Rille Raaper
  • Social theory and academic governance / Mark Murphy
  • University management as court society : a processual analysis of the rise of university management / Eric Lybeck
  • Tales from the matrix : student satisfaction as a form of governmentality / Stephen Day and Anne Pirrie
  • The performativity of performance indicators : the case of Chilean higher education / Tomás Koch and Julio Labraña
  • The politics of academic life : professional identities and intellectual selves in neo-liberal times / Cristina Costa
  • The experimental rhythms of academic work / Fabian Cannizzo
  • Exploring academic identities in the neoliberal university / David Hodgson and Lynelle Watt
  • Gender and the university : stories so far and spaces between / Kate Carruthers Thomas
  • Epistemonormativity : epistemic injustices and feminist academic caringzenship / Luísa Winter Pereira
  • Governing the 'good' casual academic : institutionalised 'othering' practices / Alexandra Jones, Jess Harris, Nerida Spina and Jen Azordagen
  • Student politics : resistance, refusal and representation / Rille Raaper and Ciaran Burke
  • Habermas and Foucault : understanding hostility to higher education and graduate debt / Cedomir Vuckovic
  • An irreconcilable divide? : tensions between private and public higher education systems in Peru / Diego A. Salazar-Morales
  • Theorising student and graduate identities using figured worlds / Fiona Christie and James Rattenbury