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Governmentality or commodification? US higher education

Miller, T. (2003) Governmentality or commodification? US higher education. Cultural Studies, 17 (6). pp. 897-904.

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The history of US universities is both an expansion of governmentality, in the sense of research undertaken for the public weal and teaching undertaken to train the populace in self-regulation; and an expansion of commodification, as research becomes more driven by corporate needs, students are increasingly addressed as consumers of education, and paymasters and administrators accrete authority over academics.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Copyright: © 2003 Taylor & Francis Ltd
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