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Playing the game: academics have bought into the competition and become complicit in their exploitation

Kalfa, Senia, Wilkinson, Adrian and Gollan, Paul J. (2018) Playing the game: academics have bought into the competition and become complicit in their exploitation. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (16 Jul 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The managerialist logic that has permeated universities has had a clear impact on academic work. To Senia Kalfa, Adrian Wilkinson and Paul J. Gollan, academia has become like a game, with academics competing with each other for just a handful of permanent positions and focused completely on accumulating the capital (publications, grant income, etc.) needed to secure one. Rather than resisting the demands placed upon them, academics have primarily complied and in doing so become complicit in their own exploitation. This raises significant questions about resistance in the academy; unions may not be powerful enough to subvert the managerialist logic, highlighting a need for other avenues for facilitating challenging voices.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2018 14:09
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91148

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