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ERIC Number: EJ719332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Rethinking Academic Identities in Neo-Liberal Times
Harris, Suzy
Teaching in Higher Education, v10 n4 p421-433 Oct 2005
This paper considers the impact of neo-liberal modes of governance on the ways in which we make sense of our world, as individuals, as academics and professionals. Traditional notions of academic freedom, autonomy and purpose, which have been central signifiers of academic identity no longer hold and bring into question what we are doing, of our role as academics. It is argued that, on the one hand, there is a shifting of boundaries between institutions, and on the other, an increasing fragmentation and differentiation within institutions. The paper suggests that in redefining our sense of identity as academics it is important to recognize the possibilities and opportunities provided in the current climate in which we work in order to successfully challenge the negative and destructive aspects of neo-liberal modes of governance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom