How the University Works Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation
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Description: Marc Bousquet is the most trenchant theorist of the current academic labor situation, and How the University Works is the best study of academic labor conditions in the U.S. since the 1970s. It is thoroughly and creatively researched, theoretically bold, often mercifully frank, and frequently poignant in its arguments and findings. Vincent B. Leitch, General Editor of the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism As much as we think we know about the modern university, very little has been said about what it's like to work there. Instead of the high-wage, high-profit world of knowledge work, most campus employees including the vast majority of faculty really work in the low-wage, low-profit sphere of the service economy. Tenure-track positions are at an all-time low, with adjuncts and graduate students teaching the majority of courses. This super-exploited corps of disposable workers commonly earn fewer than $16,000 annually, without benefits, teaching as many as eight classes per year. Even undergraduates are being exploited as a low-cost, disposable workforce. Marc Bousquet, a major figure in the academic labor movement, exposes the seamy underbelly of higher education a world where faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates work long hours for fast-food wages. Assessing the costs of higher educations corporatization on faculty and students at every level, How the University Works is urgent reading for anyone interested in the fate of the university.
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2008
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|Foreword: Resistance Is Not Futile|
|Introduction: Your Problem Is My Problem|
|The Informal Economy of the "Information University"|
|The Faculty Organize, But Management Enjoys Solidarity|
|Students Are Already Workers|
|Composition as Management Science|
|The Rhetoric of "Job Market" and the Reality of the Academic Labor System|
|Yeshiva University 444 US 672, "Justice Brennan, Dissenting"|
|Brown University 1-RC-21368, "Liebman and Walsh, Dissenting"|
|About the Authors|