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The Exchange University

Corporatization of Academic Culture

The Exchange University addresses crucial questions facing today’s university, including the commercialization of research and teaching; intensifying government-university relationships; marketization and commodification; and policy and functional responses within the academy. The book will interest practitioners, students, and academics in educational studies, policy studies, and higher education.

224 pages

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Exchange University / Adrienne S. Chan and Donald Fisher

1 The Academic Capitalist Knowledge/Learning Regime / Sheila Slaughter and Gary Rhoades

2 Academic Culture and the Research-Intensive University: The Impact of Commercialism and Scientism / Adrienne S. Chan and Donald Fisher

3 The New Production of Researchers / Brigitte Gemme and Yves Gingras

4 Public Policy in Ontario Higher Education: From Frost to Harris / Paul Axelrod

5 How Fares Equity in an Era of Academic Capitalism? The Role of Contingent Faculty / Linda Muzzin

6 Reclaiming Our Centre: Toward a Robust Defence of Academic Autonomy / Janice Newson and Claire Polster

7 “Gender at Work” in Teacher Education: History, Society, and Global Reform / Jo-Anne Dillabough and Sandra Acker

8 The Political Economy of Legal Scholarship: A Case Study of the University of British Columbia Law School / Theresa Shanahan

9 Keeping the Commons in Academic Culture: Protecting the Knowledge Commons from the Enclosure of the Knowledge Economy / Jennifer Sumner

Conclusion / Adrienne S. Chan and Donald Fisher


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