Academic Labor: The Politics of Academic Labor in Communication Studies

By Toby Miller, Ted Striphas, Kembrew McLeod, Michael Griffin, Michael Z. Newman, Jonathan Sterne, Alexandra Juhasz, Thomas A. Disc

21 authors who elevate tricky questions about educational hard work within the box of communique reports. From defunding of universities to the true dilemmas dealing with directors: from the altering politics of careers to the ways in which gender and sophistication play out for college and scholars; from the kinds of labor that get released and promoted to the tyranny of PowerPoint; from the politics of fundraising, to the devolution of management, to the function of unions in universities. The authors supply lots of proposals and courses for swap, from small yet significant gestures to activist courses for pedagogy and study, to giant proposals for organizing ourselves and reworking the methods our departments and fields do company. within the approach, they bring up much more provocative questions. Authors think of a number of concerns massive and small, from defunding of universities to the true dilemmas dealing with directors: from the altering politics of careers to the ways in which gender and sophistication play out for school and scholars; from the kinds of labor that get released and promoted to the tyranny of PowerPoint; from the politics of fundraising, to the devolution of management, to the function of unions in universities.

The authors offer lots of proposals and courses for switch, from small yet significant gestures to activist courses for pedagogy and study, to large proposals for organizing ourselves and remodeling the methods our departments and fields do company. within the method, they increase much more questions.

Contributors include:
Sarah Banet-Weiser, Fernando Delgado, Thomas Discenna, Michael Griffin, Jayson Harsin, Mark Hayward, Alex Juhasz, Kembrew McLeod, Kathleen F. McConnell, Toby Miller, Michael Z. Newman, Amy Pason, Victor Pickard, Michelle Rodino-Colocino, Joel Saxe, Carol Stabile, Ted Striphas, Ira Wagman and chairs who elected to stay nameless in order that they might inform their tales candidly.

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