Academic Capitalism in the New Economy: Challenges and Choices

Rhoades, Gary; Slaughter, Sheila
June 2004
American Academic;2004, p37
The article focuses on challenges and choices that academic capitalism in the new economy offers to university faculty in the U.S. It examines the curriculum and copyrighted materials as the defining features of academic capitalism. The authors point to the need to "republicize" universities and colleges by reaffirming their public purposes and financing. They also believe that faculty and their unions and associations should reprioritize the democratic and educational roles of the institution.


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