Social Theory and the Politics of Higher Education brings together an international group of scholars who shine a theoretical light on the politics of academic life and higher education. The book covers three key areas:
1) Institutional governance, with a specific focus on issues such as measurement, surveillance, accountability, regulation, performance and institutional reputation.
2) Academic work, covering areas such as the changing nature of academic labour, neoliberalism and academic identity, and the role of gender and gender studies in university life.
3) Student experience, which includes case studies of student politics and protest, the impact of graduate debt and changing student identities.
The editors and chapter authors explore these topics through a theoretical lens, using the ideas of Michel Foucault, Niklas Luhmann, Barbara Adams, Donna Massey, Margaret Archer, Jurgen Habermas, Pierre Bourdieu, Hartmut Rosa, Norbert Elias and Donna Haraway, among others. The case studies, from Africa, Europe, Australia and South America, draw on a wide range of research approaches, and each chapter includes a set of critical reflections on how social theory and research methodology can work in tandem.
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Mark Murphy is a Reader in Education and Public Policy at the University of Glasgow, UK. He is the editor of the Social Theory and Methodology in Education Research series (Bloomsbury).
Ciaran Burke is Associate Professor of Education in the Department of Education and Childhood, University of the West of England, UK.
Cristina Costa is Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Durham University, UK.
Rille Raaper is Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Durham University, UK.
Series Editor's Introduction
Introduction: Theorising the University in an Age of Uncertainty, The Editors
Part I: Social Theory and University Governance
1. Social Theory and Academic Governance, Mark Murphy (University of Glasgow, UK)
2. University Management as Court Society: A Processual Analysis of the Rise of University Management, Eric Lybeck (University of Manchester, UK)
3. Tales From the Matrix: Student Satisfaction as a Form of Governmentality, Stephen Day and Anne Pirrie, (University of the West of Scotland, UK)
4. Mapping International Collaborative Research in the Nexus of International Distance Education, Funding, Reputation, and Performativity, Markus Breine (Open University, UK) and Paul Prinsloo (University of South Africa, South Africa)
5. What Does it Mean to Assess Quality? A Sociohistorical Analysis of Quality Assurance Systems in Chilean Higher Education, Tomas Koch (Playa Ancha University, Chile) and Julio Labrana (University Diego Portales, Chile)
Part II: Social Theory and the Politics of Academic Life
6. The Politics of Academic Life: Professional Identities and Intellectual Selves in Neo-Liberal Times, Cristina Costa (Durham University, UK)
7. The Experimental Rhythms of Academic Work, Fabian Cannizzo (Monash University, Australia)
8. Exploring Academic Identities in the Neoliberal University, David Hodgson and Lynelle Watts (Curtin University, Australia)
9. Gender and the University: Stories So Far and Spaces Between, Kate Carruthers Thomas (Birmingham City University, UK)
10. Epistemic Injustices and Feminist Academic Caringzenship, Luisa Winter Pereira (Federal University of Parana, Brazil)
11. Governing The 'Good' Casual Academic: Institutionalised 'Othering' Practices, Alexandra Jones, Jess Harris (University of Newcastle, Australia), Nerida Spina and Jen Azordagen (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Part III: Social Theory and The Student Experience
12. Student Politics: Resistance, Refusal and Representation, Ciaran Burke (University of the West of England, UK) and Rille Raaper (Durham University, UK)
13. Habermas and Foucault: Understanding Hostility to Higher Education and Graduate Debt, Cedomir Vuckovic (University Manchester, UK)
14. An Irreconcilable Divide? Tensions Between Private and Public Higher Education Systems in Peru, Diego A. Salazar-Morales (King's College, London, UK)
15. The Space of Authoring in Constructing Student and Graduate Career Identities, Fiona Christie, James Rattenbury and Fiona Creaby (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)