This book presents a critical analysis of the corporate university. The author's personal narrative unfolds between the reality of the corporate university and the rhetoric of the entrepreneurial university, which allows the author to reveal how the corporate university is structurally antagonistic to the activities of entrepreneurial intellectuals. The book not only explores the internal contradictions of the corporate university, but the complicity of its bureaucratized intellectuals in reproducing the iron cage of bureaucracy. Drawing on the legacy of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Barrow argues that entrepreneurial intellectuals, whether as individuals or in small groups, must take direct action to improve their own conditions by steering a tenuous course between the market and the state.
Clyde W. Barrow is Department Chair and Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA.
1. The Problem of the Intellectuals2. Origins of the Corporate Ideal in U.S. Higher Education3. From Radical Resistance to Quiet Subversion4. Fiscal Austerity and the Entrepreneurial Impulse5. The Two Cultures Problem6. From Petit-Bourgeois Intellectual to Small Business Entrepreneur