Saturday, 11 February 2012

Academic Free Fall

I have not read too many articles on the web commenting substantially on the current condition of UK academia, but here is what is probably the best of them: Neil Smith's 'Academic Free Fall', reprinted from Social Text's Periscope ['Impact' Issue, August 21, 2010] at the Really Open University site.

'The “impact factor” of this neo-liberalization of academia is immense.  Among British colleagues I detect very little critique of this predicament beyond a few individuals, and little or no organized opposition; rather the modus operandi is defensive rationalization.'

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