The ‘Bourgeois University’ and self-management of knowledge production

Extract from Ernest Mandel's speech (1970) The Changing Role of the Bourgeois University. Via Krystian Szadkowski. #solidarity to UCL, Goldsmiths, KCL, LSE, UAL, Maagdenhuis "The university can be the cradle of a real revolution. We must immediately include a warning in the argument. Whenever we speak of ‘the university,’ we mean the people of the university collectively, … Continue reading The ‘Bourgeois University’ and self-management of knowledge production

Helplessness

There is an understandable tendency among critics of the current crisis in higher education to want to restore the university to what it once was, to defend the university from changing into something else, to resist the subsumption of academic labour under capital. I think this misunderstands the university as a means of production and … Continue reading Helplessness

The student as producer: reinventing the student experience in higher education

With Mike Neary In this chapter, we set out to provide an overview of recent critical responses to the corporatisation of higher education and the configuration of the student as consumer. We also discuss the relationship between the core activities of teaching and research and reflect on both nineteenth century discourse and more recent efforts … Continue reading The student as producer: reinventing the student experience in higher education