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Knowledge production, publicness, and the structural transformation of the university: an interview with Craig Calhoun

McQuarrie, Michael (2006) Knowledge production, publicness, and the structural transformation of the university: an interview with Craig Calhoun. Thesis Eleven, 84 (1). pp. 103-114. ISSN 0725-5136

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Abstract

Calhoun is interviewed regarding the relationship of his work on the university to his other research interests. Calhoun elaborates on his hope for a debate over transformations in the structure of the university that is much more sensitive to the public role universities play and the importance of the collective goods they create. In the process he articulates the possibilities for an institutional analysis of the university that meets scholarly standards of knowledge production while remaining engaged with central issues that arise out of institutional transformation. By situating universities in relationship with the public sphere, Calhoun provides a basis for debates about the transformation of the university to overcome the structured and structuring dispositions of the participants, while remaining grounded in social and historical analysis-an approach that can be considered an alternative public sociology.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://the.sagepub.com
Additional Information: © 2006 SAGE Publications and Thesis Eleven Co-op Ltd
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 11:01
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/52525/

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