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Book review: Dark academia: how universities die by Peter Fleming

Guo, Chelsea (2021) Book review: Dark academia: how universities die by Peter Fleming. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (05 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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In Dark Academia: How Universities Die, Peter Fleming explores the destructive impact of the bureaucratic and neoliberal structures of academia, which have turned universities into toxic workplaces. The book powerfully evokes despair and despondency at the loss of the intellectual environment promised of academics, writes Chelsea Guo, yet she questions whether the traditional academic institution has ever truly been a sanctuary for everyone. This review originally appeared on LSE Review of Books. If you would like to contribute to the series, please contact the managing editor of LSE Review of Books, Dr Rosemary Deller, at Dark Academia: How Universities Die. Peter Fleming. Pluto Press. 2021.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 14:36
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:25

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