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The neurotic academic: how anxiety fuels casualised academic work

Loveday, Vik (2018) The neurotic academic: how anxiety fuels casualised academic work. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (17 Apr 2018). Website.

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As higher education undergoes a process of marketisation in the UK and the activities of academic staff are increasingly measured and scrutinised, universities are suffused with anxiety. Coupled with pressures facing all staff, casualised academics face multiple forms of insecurity. While anxiety is often perceived as an individual problem for which employees are encouraged to take personal responsibility, Vik Loveday argues that anxiety amongst academic staff should be understood in two ways: as a symptom of casualised work in an increasingly competitive environment; and as a tactic of governance, ensuring compliance.

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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 15:56
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:09

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