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Covid-19 and the Hopeless University at the End of the End of History
Platform Discontent against the University
(Arcada University of Applied Science, Helsinki, 2020)
Inside the University, technology shapes productive moments of capitalist expansion. As such, it is deployed in order to eviscerate academic labour costs and labour time, while promising to liberate the academic worker ...
For a political economy of massive open online courses
In understanding the changes that are impacting the global higher education sector, developing a critique of the relationships between technology and technological innovation, new managerialism and financialisation, and ...
The Hopeless University: Intellectual Work at the end of The End of History
The University is being explicitly restructured the production, circulation and accumulation of value, materialised in the form of rents and surpluses on operating activities. The pace of restructuring is affected by the ...
Another world is possible: The possibilities for a transformative post-capitalist education.
This chapter takes as its starting point the alienating reality of knowledge production in the global North, grounded in performance management and competition between individuals, subjects and institutions. One mode of ...
Re-engineering Higher Education: The Subsumption of Academic Labour and the Exploitation of Anxiety
(Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, 2016-10-03)
This article analyses the political economy of higher education, in terms of Marx and Engels’ conception of subsumption. It addresses the twin processes of formal and real subsumption, in terms of the re-engineering of the ...
Venturing beyond the imposition of a postdigital, anti-human higher education
(Springer Nature, 2021)
In an important footnote in Capital, Marx highlights how an analysis of technology enables us to reveal the dialectical construction of our dominant mode of reproducing everyday life. This links humans, infrastructures, ...