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The Para-academic handbook

I have recently been struggling to find a word to describe the growing movement of resistance towards the ever more corporate mission of the university. This link for educational purpose only. Please remove file from your computer after familiarization.

I have recently been struggling to find a word to describe the growing movement of resistance towards the ever more corporate mission of the university. I toyed at fist with calling this emerging body of people, ideas and practices the Subversity in recognition of its largely subterranean nature. But it is no longer an underground movement; the resistance may not be immediately apparent, it may not advertise itself overtly, but it is there, unseen in plain sight, functioning side-by-side with the corporate mission. I finally settled on the Paraversity, which I described as a subversive, virtual community of dissensus that exists alongside and in parallel to the corporate university. Had I thought of it at the time, I might well have also coined the term ‘para-academics’ for those individuals who work across and against the corporate agenda of what Bill Readings called the ruined university, whose mission is, as far as I can see, the generation and sale of information (the so-called research agenda) and the exchange of student fees for degree certificates (the teaching agenda). However, it seems that I have been beaten to it by Th Para-Academic Handbook.

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Book pages: 162

Book language: en

File size: 6.50 MB

File type: pdf

Published: 03 September 2022 - 14:00