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Compliance and Resistance Within Neoliberal Academia

Biographical Stories, Collective Voices

Authors: Gair, Susan, Hager, Tamar, Herzog, Omri

  • Based on the results of collaborative ethnographies
  • Tells frank and compelling narratives about the state of academic life in a neoliberal world
  • Appeals to academics and institutions alike  
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About this book

This book reflects on academic life under a neoliberal regime. Through collaborative autoethnographies, the authors share stories about the everyday experiences, dilemmas and conflicts of three academics: the struggle for promotion, teaching’s challenges, the race to publish, confronting bureaucracy and institutional politics, as well as the resulting emotional stress.  These stories reveal the impact of neoliberal culture on ideological, economic, social, collegial, and emotional integrity which are integral to academics’ lives today. But along with the challenges, the authors present their vision of hope, and transformation through academic solidarity - and for the silenced voices to be heard, inside academia and beyond it.

About the authors

Susan Gair is Associate Professor in the College of Arts at James Cook University, Australia. Her research interests include critical social work practice, child adoption policy and practice, challenging inequalities, and promoting culturally respectful practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Tamar Hager is Associate Professor in the Education Department and Gender Studies Program at Tel Hai College, Israel. She has written several autoethnographies on motherhood, activism, and teaching. Her writings address feminist methodologies, neoliberal academia, multiculturalism and critical pedagogy.
Omri Herzog is Senior Lecturer in the Cultural Studies Department at Sapir College, Israel. His research interests include corporeal politics, popular cultural critique, and the dynamics of contemporary Israeli culture.


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“This book is essential reading - for all academics, and anyone else concerned about the role of higher education in building just and democratic societies.  Based on the authors' auto-ethnographic reflections, this confronting, and at times provocative book, elucidates the very real challenges, tensions and injustices of working within contemporary neoliberal universities. While neoliberal governance seeks to obliterate and invisibilise the value of academic work, the authors maintain narratives that inspire hope and courage to contest neoliberal tyranny, and ultimately provide a compelling argument about the fundamental importance of repositioning students and educators at the centre of our Universities” (Christine Morley PhD, Professor of Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

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Hardcover $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Compliance and Resistance Within Neoliberal Academia
Book Subtitle
Biographical Stories, Collective Voices
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-66318-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-66318-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-66317-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 134
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