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ERIC Number: EJ1174071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
"By Taste and the Spirit of the Times …" The Professor as Slave
Kabatskov, A. N.; Leybovich, O. L.
Russian Education & Society, v59 n10-12 p518-554 2017
The authors examine how the social status of the university professor has evolved in Russia in recent centuries in light of the historical concepts about the enslavement and emancipation of social groups proposed by Sergey Solovyov and Aleksandr Gradovsky. They use the metaphor of the "slave" [nevol'nik] to describe the dependent position of the professor in the university. The word encapsulates administrative tyranny, the spread of subordinate and submissive mentality in the university environment, and the curtailment of opportunities for professional self-fulfillment. The authors present the university administration as the main agent responsible for enslaving professors. Administrators represent bureaucratic power and act to advance their own social ambitions. [This article was translated by Kenneth Cargill.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia
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