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The knowledge contract : politics and paradigms in the academic workplace

Author: David B Downing
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Knowledge Contract intervenes in the ongoing debates about the changing conditions of higher education in America, with a special focus on English studies and the humanities. This highly original study integrates three crucial concerns: the economic restructuring of higher education, the transformation of disciplinary models of teaching and research, and the rise of the academic labor movement." "Whereas most  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David B Downing
ISBN: 0803217307 9780803217300
OCLC Number: 58648122
Description: x, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Writing the knowledge contract : an introduction --
Working outside (and beside) the knowledge contract --
Professions, disciplines, and paradigms : reconstructing academic labor within the nonmodern university --
Paradigms performed and the Kuhnification of the humanities --
Radical diversities and the cosmopolitan self : the disciplinary intellectual confronts the multivalent university --
Pragmatic interventions : the lure of method and the rise of disciplinary labor --
The "mop-up" work of theory anthologies : theorizing the discipline and the disciplining of theory --
Beside disciplinary English : working for professional solidarity by reforming academic labor --
Imagined futures : a miniepilogue.
Responsibility: David B. Downing.
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