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Title: Scholarship as cultural production in the neoliberal university: Working within and against ‘deliverables’
Authors: Luka, M. E.
Harvey, Alison
Hogan, M.
Shepherd, T.
Zeffiro, A.
First Published: 20-Mar-2016
Publisher: Brock University
Citation: Studies in Social Justice, 2016, 9 (2), pp. 176-196
Abstract: This article focuses on the idea of scholarly work as cultural production to help understand how the tensions of precarious, early-career academic employment are articulated on a day-to-day basis in the context of pressures to efficiently produce monetizable ‘deliverables.’ Using a political economy of communication framework and an iterative methodological approach, the authors mobilize examples drawn from a collaborative set of activities they undertook as part of a broader research group of emerging Canadian scholars working in different international contexts between 2012 and 2015. The research conversation began in academic roundtables in 2013, and was furthered through a content analysis of articles collected from scholarly and general interest blog posts, newsletters, and magazines published online from July 2012 to April 2014. In this article, the authors explore emerging themes and document pressures to conform to neoliberal practices within the corporatized university, as well as suggest pathways for dissent and reinvention of academic labour.
ISSN: 1911-4788
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2015 Harvey Alison, Mél Hogan, Mary Elizabeth Luka, Tamara Shepherd, Andrea Zeffiro. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License ( ) which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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