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Steal This University The Rise of the Corporate University and the Academic Labor Movement

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ISBN-10: 0415934842

ISBN-13: 9780415934848

Edition: 2003

Authors: Benjamin Johnson, Patrick Kavanagh, Kevin Mattson

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This work documents the rise of corporate practices within the modern university. It uses first-hand narratives to discuss the challenges and costs of working within this new system and explains why a labour movement has arisen to restore power and independence to university teachers.
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List price: $67.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

"My life has in many ways been a tragedy and a failure," wrote Patrick Kavanagh toward his death. Born in Innishkeen, County Monaghan, Kavanagh ended his formal education after grammar school. He lived on a farm in his native parish until moving to Dublin in 1939, which he later described as one of the great mistakes of his life. There he supported himself primarily through journalism until awarded a sinecure of #400 a year for extramural lectures at University College, Dublin. After an illness in the mid-1950s, he grew resigned to obscurity and mellowed in his long literary war with both Irish repression and the Irish literary establishment. Besides his journalism, he also wrote novels of…    

Introduction: Not Your Parents' University or Labor Movement Any Longer
The Rise of the Corporate University
None of Your Business: The Rise of the University of Phoenix and For-Profit Education--and Why It Will Fail Us All
Digital Diploma Mills
Inefficient Efficiency: A Critique of Merit Pay
The Drain-O of Higher Education: Casual Labor and University Teaching
Laboring Within
How I Became a Worker
The Art of Work in the Age of the Adjunct
Blacklisted and Blue: On Theory and Practice at Yale
Tenure Denied: Union Busting and Anti-Intellectualism in the Corporate University
The Campaign for Union Rights at NYU
Democracy Is an Endless Organizing Drive: Learning from the Failure and Future of Graduate Student Organizing at the University of Minnesota
Moving River Barges: Labor Activism and Academic Organizations
Social Movement Unionism and Adjunct Faculty Organizing in Boston
Renewing Academic Unions and Democracy at the Same Time: The Case of the California Faculty Association
Conclusion: The Future of Higher Education and Academic Labor
Notes on Contributors and Editors