Where have all the flowers gone? The future for academics

Collins, Pauline (2017) Where have all the flowers gone? The future for academics. In: Producing pleasure in the contemporary university. Bold Visions in Educational Research, 59. Sense Publishing, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 121-135. ISBN 978-94-6351-177-3

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Creating space for reflection and creativity is problematic in the new corporatised university. This chapter explores the concepts of the ‘technopreneurial’ or ‘militarized knowledge factory’ of the privatising public university and what that means for the future of universities. Adopting aspects of resistance theory and notions from creativity theory this chapter aims to generate vision for ways to break the mould of a constraining neoliberalised space. Ideas for community, including using Community of Practice concepts, and other creative responses are proposed as possibilities to disrupt the drive to produce slaves of production. The creation of reflection time, pleasure and personal wellbeing for academics and why this might be essential are addressed?

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: All rights reserved © 2017 Sense Publishers.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2017 04:19
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 01:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: neoliberal, universities, privatising, academics, creativity, pleasure
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1899 Other Law and Legal Studies > 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30705

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