“The detail, the colour, the tone, the air, the life”: Academia in, against and beyond the University

David Kernohan – For all the extras that a modern institution can offer prospective students, the unique proposition of university life is regular interaction with academics and para-academics. It is the one thing that cannot be offered elsewhere, and the one thing that now seems too expensive to offer in universities. This, obviously, is just one aspect of a larger socio-political issue, linking to wider contemporary workplace trends like deskilling and casualisation. But here is not my place to make […]

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