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The Social Structures of Global Academia

1st Edition

Edited by Fabian Cannizzo, Nick Osbaldiston

Routledge

272 pages

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Hardback: 9781138610125
pub: 2019-05-08
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Description

Higher education and research are now at the centre of economic and social policy in advanced information societies. Global networks of researchers, finance, students, and policy makers invoke collaborative sociological perspectives. What it means to be an academic and to work in a technologically advanced knowledge industry has undergone transformations that cross national borders. The future of knowledge production, social development, prosperity, and the freedom of ideas are caught in the swelling of global tides.

The Social Structures of Global Academia exposes readers to a variety of issues that are impacting academics across the globe. The volume includes contributions by leading social scientists and innovative research from emerging scholars. Its anchoring themes include academic ethics, the affective cultures of scholarship, changing funding structures, and social control of the currents of scholarly life.

Giving readers an overview of the growing field of critical studies of academia, The Social Structures of Global Academia will appeal to students and scholars seeking to understand more of the burgeoning field of critical sociologies of higher education; and general readers interested in contemporary knowledge about universities, science, and the people who make it their passion. It will also appeal to policy makers who are invested in trying to make universities more viable places to work.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to the Social Structures of Global Academia Fabian Cannizzo and Nick Osbaldiston

Part I: Academic Ethics

2. The Public Good of Higher Education John Holmwood

3. Beyond the Academic Ethic Stephen Turner

4. Academic Service: Attachment, Belief and Hope Nick Osbaldiston, Fabian Cannizzo and Christian Mauri

Part II: Affective Cultures

5. Affective Infrastructures of Global Academia Mona Mannevuo and Elina Valovirta

6. Academic Craftwork: On Authenticity and Value in Academia Fabian Cannizzo

7. Happy in Academia: The Perspective of the Academic Elite Oili-Helena Ylijoki

Part III: Funding and Metrics

8. Early Career Academic and Evaluative Metrics: Ambivalence, Resistance and Strategies Gaby Haddow and Björn Hammarfelt

9. The Rise of Project Funding and its Effects on the Social Structure of Academia Thomas Franssen and Sarah de Rijcke

10. Racing for What? Anticipation and Acceleration in the Work and Career Practices of Academic Life Science Postdocs Ruth Müller

Part IV: Agency and Control

11. Formulating the Academic Precariat Christian Mauri

12. Living and Working in the Contemporary University Sarah Rachael Davies

13. Fields of Struggle: University Work and Global Change Raewyn Connell

About the Editors

Fabian Cannizzo is an independent researcher in Melbourne, Australia

Nick Osbaldiston is a senior lecturer at James Cook University, Cairns, Australia

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Sociology

This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology. It provides a broad range of case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives, while covering a variety of topics, theories and issues from around the world. It is not confined to any particular school of thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General