Palgrave Critical University Studies

Resisting Neoliberalism in Higher Education Volume II

Prising Open the Cracks

Editors: Manathunga, Catherine, Bottrell, Dorothy (Eds.)

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  • Constitutes the second volume in this diptych exploring the damaging effects of neoliberalism upon universities
  • Analyses how academics can create space for resistance, hope and optimism
  • Explores a wide range of viewpoints and discourses to analyse the link between neoliberalism and the privileging of Euro-American theorising in universities
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This book outlines the creative responses academics are using to subvert powerful market forces that restrict university work to a neoliberal, economic focus. The second volume in a diptych of critical academic work on the changing landscape of neoliberal universities, the editors and contributors examine how academics ‘prise open the cracks’ in neoliberal logic to find space for resistance, collegiality, democracy and hope. Adopting a distinctly postcolonial positioning, the volume interrogates the link between neoliberalism and the ongoing privileging of Euro-American theorising in universities. The contributors move from accounts of unmitigated managerialism and toxic workplaces, to the need to decolonise the academy to, finally, illustrating the various creative and counter-hegemonic practices academics use to resist, subvert and reinscribe dominant neoliberal discourses. This hopeful volume will appeal to students and scholars interested in the role of universities in advancing cultural democracy, as well as university staff, academics and students.

About the authors

Catherine Manathunga is Professor of Education Research at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. An historian who draws together interdisciplinary expertise to bring an innovative perspective to higher education research, she has published widely on doctoral education, cultural diversity and academic identity.
Dorothy Bottrell is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Australia and casual HDR Supervisor at Victoria University, Australia. Her research interest in critical studies in higher education centres on academic resilience and she has published widely on youth, crime, and education studies.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Prising Open the Cracks in Neoliberal Universities

    Manathunga, Catherine (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • The New Culture Wars in Australian University Workplaces

    Adams, Paul

    Pages 25-42

  • Weighing Up Futures: Experiences of Giving Up an Academic Career

    Barcan, Ruth

    Pages 43-64

  • Resisting the Norming of the Neoliberal Academic Subject: Building Resistance Across Faculty Ranks

    Schwartz, Joseph M.

    Pages 65-88

  • Creating a Positive Casual Academic Identity Through Change and Loss

    Yoo, Joanne

    Pages 89-107

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95834-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95833-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resisting Neoliberalism in Higher Education Volume II
Book Subtitle
Prising Open the Cracks
Editors
  • Catherine Manathunga
  • Dorothy Bottrell
Series Title
Palgrave Critical University Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95834-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95834-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95833-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 325
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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