Economic subjectivities in higher education: self, policy and practice in the knowledge economy

Saltmarsh, Sue (2011) Economic subjectivities in higher education: self, policy and practice in the knowledge economy. Cultural Studies Review, 17 (2). pp. 115-139.

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[From Introduction]:
In this article, I consider the discursive constitution of the university as a site for the production of economic subjectivities. Drawing insights from Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida and Nikolas Rose, I argue that pedagogic encounter—and the subjective and collective possibilities represented therein—is increasingly disciplined through its reconfiguration in terms of economic exchange.3 I explore the implications for those whose learning and labour are shaped in and through the experience of universities, contending that economic discourse displaces, disciplines
and disrupts (perhaps even productively) educational discourse. Finally, I engage ideas from feminist economic studies to call for a decentering of market metaphors
in educational discourse and to suggest the need for a new language of encounter in the ongoing dialogues between economy and education.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. Sue Saltmarsh 2011. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 00:03
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 00:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education; universities; economic subjectivities
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Identification Number or DOI: 10.5130/csr.v17i2.2007

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