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The Neoliberal Academy of the Anthropocene and the Retaliation of the Lazy Academic

Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely Cannella, Gaile S ; Koro-Ljungberg, Mirka

Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, 2017-06, Vol.17 (3), p.286-293 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    The Neoliberal Academy of the Anthropocene and the Retaliation of the Lazy Academic
  • Author: Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely
  • Cannella, Gaile S ; Koro-Ljungberg, Mirka
  • Is Part Of: Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, 2017-06, Vol.17 (3), p.286-293
  • Description: Focusing on production and dissemination of academic knowledge, this article discusses the role of higher education as it serves the neoliberal imperative. Emphasis is given to two fundamental realities that are influencing higher education today: neoliberalism and the Anthropocene. These two realities shape the crisis of the Professoriate: differentiating faculty into the romantic individual while simultaneously forcing the production of human capital in the name of neoliberalism. The production and performance of the neoliberal knowledge imperative is illustrated through the faculty performance review system. To reclaim the knowledge imperative the article argues that the refusal of work must occur. The refusal of work generates a posthuman subject, the “lazy academic” that is able to reconceptualize how the faculty can confront the neoliberal university.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1532-7086
    EISSN: 1552-356X
    DOI: 10.1177/1532708616669522

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