The Changing Structure of Academic Time 2016

Książka
Wysyłka: Niedostępna
Sugerowana cena detaliczna 648,00 PLN
Nasza cena: 605,88 PLN
Oszczędzasz 6%
Dodaj do Schowka
Zaloguj się
Przypomnij hasło
×
×
Paypo
Oferujemy szeroki asortyment - ponad 120 tys. produktów
Dysponujemy solidną wiedzą - działamy już 11 lat
Dbamy o wybór najcenniejszych tytułów

Opis: The Changing Structure of Academic Time 2016 - Filip Vostal

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. "This is an impressive debut, achieving both depth and breadth in the sociological understanding of today's fast academia. Theoretically, Vostal engages productively with the leading commentators on social acceleration, whilst also offering a strong empirical dimension. Throughout, the author provides astute assessments of what is new and what is not, what is bad and what might not be so bad after all, in the speeding-up of university life. The closing analysis of the nature and future of sociology itself in this context is insightful and thought-provoking." - Gregor McLennan, University of Bristol, UK "Speed thrills, speed kills Probing into the Janus-face of the all-encompassing acceleration of society, Filip Vostal especially targets the temporal colonization of the academic lifeworld, where the neoliberal economic mindset has enforced intensified workloads and a culture of cold competition. Instead of engaging in a one-dimensional praise of slowness, however, he highlights the ambivalence of the experience of speed within academia, which also thrives on fast communication, brainstorming and digitalization. Vostal's emphasis on the dialectic of speed and his balanced critique of the Slow Movement hence offer original and important contributions to the accelerating sociological study of time." - Dick Pels, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands "Academia is no ivory tower from which observations about society are made, it is the engine room of the neo-liberal knowledge economy. As such, as Filip Vostal acutely argues in this important book, it is both subject to the processes of that economy commodification, speed-up, etc and contributes to their legitimation. Acceleration, while intrinsic to the neo-liberal university, undermines capacities for organised reflection and, therefore, one of the very purposes that defined the university in the past. This is a book that need to be read while there is still time!" - John Holmwood, University of Nottingham, UK "This book offers a brilliant analysis of the ambiguities of social acceleration in the current managerial university. It explores insightfully academics' subjective experiences of growing speed, business and time-pressure in their work, combines these experiences with the political economy of capitalism, and shows how the dominant discourses on competitiveness and excellence and audit technologies increase acceleration in academic work. You may be unable to escape the pains of acceleration, but after reading this book, you certainly understand why this is so, and even that being and working fast may sometimes be a plain pleasure." - Oili-Helena Ylijoki, University of Tampere, FinlandIntroduction. 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


Szczegóły: The Changing Structure of Academic Time 2016 - Filip Vostal

Tytuł: The Changing Structure of Academic Time 2016
Autor: Filip Vostal
Wydawnictwo: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137473592
Rok wydania: 2016
Ilość stron: 242
Oprawa: Twarda
Waga: 0.45 kg


Recenzje: The Changing Structure of Academic Time 2016 - Filip Vostal

Zaloguj się
Przypomnij hasło
×
×

Książka

The Changing Structure of Academic Time 2016

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. "This is an impressive debut, achieving both depth and breadth in the sociological understanding of today's fast academia. Theoretically, Vostal engages productively with the leading commentators on social acceleration, whilst also offering a strong empirical dimension. Throughout, the author provides astute assessments of what is new and what is not, what is bad and what might not be so bad after all, in the speeding-up of university life. The closing analysis of the nature and future of sociology itself in this context is insightful and thought-provoking." - Gregor McLennan, University of Bristol, UK "Speed thrills, speed kills Probing into the Janus-face of the all-encompassing acceleration of society, Filip Vostal especially targets the temporal colonization of the academic lifeworld, where the neoliberal economic mindset has enforced intensified workloads and a culture of cold competition. Instead of engaging in a one-dimensional praise of slowness, however, he highlights the ambivalence of the experience of speed within academia, which also thrives on fast communication, brainstorming and digitalization. Vostal's emphasis on the dialectic of speed and his balanced critique of the Slow Movement hence offer original and important contributions to the accelerating sociological study of time." - Dick Pels, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands "Academia is no ivory tower from which observations about society are made, it is the engine room of the neo-liberal knowledge economy. As such, as Filip Vostal acutely argues in this important book, it is both subject to the processes of that economy commodification, speed-up, etc and contributes to their legitimation. Acceleration, while intrinsic to the neo-liberal university, undermines capacities for organised reflection and, therefore, one of the very purposes that defined the university in the past. This is a book that need to be read while there is still time!" - John Holmwood, University of Nottingham, UK "This book offers a brilliant analysis of the ambiguities of social acceleration in the current managerial university. It explores insightfully academics' subjective experiences of growing speed, business and time-pressure in their work, combines these experiences with the political economy of capitalism, and shows how the dominant discourses on competitiveness and excellence and audit technologies increase acceleration in academic work. You may be unable to escape the pains of acceleration, but after reading this book, you certainly understand why this is so, and even that being and working fast may sometimes be a plain pleasure." - Oili-Helena Ylijoki, University of Tampere, FinlandIntroduction. 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

Powiadom o dostępności
Podaj swój e-mail a zostaniesz poinformowany jak tylko pozycja będzie dostępna.
×
Cena 648,00 PLN
Nasza cena 605,88 PLN
Oszczędzasz 6%
Wysyłka: Niedostępna
Dodaj do Schowka
Zaloguj się
Przypomnij hasło
×
×

Paypo

Szczegóły: The Changing Structure of Academic Time 2016 - Filip Vostal

Tytuł: The Changing Structure of Academic Time 2016
Autor: Filip Vostal
Wydawnictwo: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137473592
Rok wydania: 2016
Ilość stron: 242
Oprawa: Twarda
Waga: 0.45 kg


Recenzje: The Changing Structure of Academic Time 2016 - Filip Vostal

Zaloguj się
Przypomnij hasło
×
×

Klienci, którzy kupili oglądany produkt kupili także:


Zaloguj się
Przypomnij hasło
×
×
Dodane do koszyka
×