Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: February 15, 2018
Binding: Kobo eBook
Contextualizing and Organizing Contingent Faculty: Reclaiming Academic Labor in Universities seeks to develop a counterculture that eschews the neoliberal ideology and interloping market values in higher education. More than merely lamenting the disruptive effects of these marketplace values in higher education institutions, it develops both theoretical insights and practical organizing strategies pertinent to challenging new academic-capitalist values and behaviors. Contributors, local and international, present cases from various institutions to illuminate how national trends concerning contingent faculty are articulated, implemented, and challenged at the local level. They present organizing strategies which are analyzed from an interdisciplinary perspective, providing a thorough and comprehensive view of the contingent labor movement. This book will provide useful lessons to a broad array of audiences in universities, labor movements, and national and local governments.