Critical University Studies Reading Group

The  reading group aims to “investigate and critique the massified education system”  and the “discrepancies between what universities espouse as their stated aims and how they actually work (or do not work)” (Whelan et al. 2013). The group members engage with research that addresses issues such as the discourses and practices of neo-liberal managerialism, the commercialisation of higher education, as well as power, gender and equality in the modern university.
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Whelan, A., Walker, R., Moore, C., Thomas, E., & Stanovnik, J. (2013). Zombies in the academy: living death in higher education. Bristol, England ; Chicago, Illinois: Intellect