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Contemporary Campus Life

Contemporary Campus Life

Transformation, manic managerialism and academentia Contemporary Campus Life presents an argument that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an ecological correction that affects all of humanity, one that management theory can learn from. Tomaselli presents a cogent critique of managerialism with an incisive satirical humour that delves into the quirks of university academia. This analysis shows how these quirks affect lived relations in the academy’s practice of science, teaching and reasoning. The academy is not a safe space, but given the truth that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed, Tomaselli shows how it could become so.

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  • Product Information
  • Format: 210 x 148
  • Pages: 252
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-928246-26-8
  • Publish Year: BestRed
  • Rights: World Rights

Transformation, manic managerialism and academentia Contemporary Campus Life presents an argument that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an ecological correction that affects all of humanity, one that management theory can learn from. Tomaselli presents a cogent critique of managerialism with an incisive satirical humour that delves into the quirks of university academia. This analysis shows how these quirks affect lived relations in the academy’s practice of science, teaching and reasoning. The academy is not a safe space, but given the truth that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed, Tomaselli shows how it could become so.

Contents: Acknowledgements

Preface – Michael Chapman

  1. Hacking through Academentia
    • The critical cut
    • The mega university
    • Griots and the public sphere
    • My mad method
    • Autoethnography and blunderland
  2. Cash Cows, e-Cow-nomics and Branding
    • Cows, universities and branding
    • The new math and transformation
    • The new entitlement: blundering along
    • Transformation in education: from what to what?
  3. The Backlog Syndrome
    • Paper, uncompletion quotients and workloads
    • Educators, Fordism and exhaustion
    • Passing and failing
    • Death by forms
    • Ubuntu and humanism
  4. Of Science and Souls
    • Humanities to the rescue
    • A new imaginary
    • The nation, transformation and imaginaries
    • Of nuts and semiotics
  5. Of Bulls and Bears
    • Managers and forms
    • Theses, supervisors and public investment
    • Schuksing the debt, Schustering the finances
    • Post-docs, performance units and allergies
    • Education and commodification
    • An ode to deans of old
    • Beyond path dependencies
    • External examining and surviving
    • Hazard and safety
    • Territoriality, disciplinary boundaries and tearooms
  6. Publication, Rankings and Abacus Management
    • Rankings and linearity
    • Purveyors and permissions
    • Publishing, predators and perishing
    • Selfies and publishing metrics
    • The publishing factory
    • Publics and populism
    • Ethics and document trashing
  7. Writing Africa and Identity – shifting (our)selves
    • Zululand Battlefields – rethinking identity
    • Cultural policy
    • Writing the write
    • Presence/absence
    • The contradictions of history
    • Making sense of the field experience
  8. Of Colonialism and Capture
    • The Twittersphere
    • Of democracy and losing
    • Posties and toasties, celebrity and grumpy studies
    • Doing and grooming
  9. Cartoons, Blackface and Social Critique
    • Storm in a t-shirt
    • Visas and travels
    • Blackface, whiteface, arse-about-face
    • Idiots and robotisation
    • Beyond the absurd
  10. Culture can Kill
    • Culture and initiation
    • Quackery and pseudoscience
    • Students and Safe spaces
    • Stress, illness and early retirement
  11. The Academentia Sunrise
    • Retirement and gotchacology
    • Covid 19 and Gotcha, a new beginning

Keyan G Tomaselli is a distinguished professor at the University of Johannesburg, a professor emeritus, and a fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is a member of the SA Academy of Science and a recipient of the Legends and Heroes Award and the Simon Mabhunu Sabela Film Awards. He is also a Fellow of the International Communicology Institute, editor of Critical Arts and co-editor of the Journal of African Cinemas.

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