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The Resource Accelerating academia : the changing structure of academic time, Filip Vostal, Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Accelerating academia : the changing structure of academic time, Filip Vostal, Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

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Accelerating academia : the changing structure of academic time
Title
Accelerating academia
Title remainder
the changing structure of academic time
Statement of responsibility
Filip Vostal, Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The era of a 'slow-paced' academia characterized by leisurely tempos of research and pedagogy has gone. Academia is now an intensely social site, and the boundaries between capitalist dynamics and academic life have become blurred. Academic workloads are increasing as academics have to deal with an ever-growing number of tasks, information, obligations, texts, procedures and connections. Yet the time available for carrying out these activities remains relatively constant, and even seems to be decreasing. Simultaneously, the 'will to accelerate' has emerged as a significant cultural and structural force in knowledge production, propelled by competitiveness and the drive for excellence. Filip Vostal examines the changing character of academic time, and questions the nature of this acceleration. Without challenging its negative implications, Vostal argues that we cannot fully understand this phenomenon unless we scrutinize its positive dimensions, and ask why people opt for acceleration, and how and why the compulsion to accelerate features in higher education policy discourse."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
378.1/2212
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2331
LC item number
.V675 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in science, knowledge, and policy
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Accelerating academia : the changing structure of academic time, Filip Vostal, Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The pulse of modern academia -- 1. Thematizing acceleration -- 2. Continuity and change in the temporal dynamics of capitalism -- 3. Vehicularity: the idea of the knowledge economy -- 4. Performativity: competitiveness and excellence -- 5. Acceleration in the academic life-world -- 6. Fast sites: igniting and catapulting knowledge -- 7. Sociology, fast and slow -- Conclusion: For a temporal autonomy of academia -- Appendices
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781137473592
Lccn
2015038147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)933432462
  • UtOrBLW
Label
Accelerating academia : the changing structure of academic time, Filip Vostal, Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The pulse of modern academia -- 1. Thematizing acceleration -- 2. Continuity and change in the temporal dynamics of capitalism -- 3. Vehicularity: the idea of the knowledge economy -- 4. Performativity: competitiveness and excellence -- 5. Acceleration in the academic life-world -- 6. Fast sites: igniting and catapulting knowledge -- 7. Sociology, fast and slow -- Conclusion: For a temporal autonomy of academia -- Appendices
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781137473592
Lccn
2015038147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)933432462
  • UtOrBLW

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