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Akademicka Fordlandia
Academic Fordlandia

Author(s): Wojciech Józef Burszta, Michał Rauszer
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Education, Public Administration, Sociology, Higher Education , State/Government and Education, Social development, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Sociology of Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: neoliberalism; university; utopia; bureaucracy; reform;

Summary/Abstract: Contemporary university is faced with radical shift in its basic paradigm. This shift is embedded in neoliberal discourse pervading all levels of social life. Discussion about university goals, sharpened by last reform, show peculiar tension between perceiving knowledge as commonwealth and as stock. This reform transform university into the position where division between public and privet, and between knowledge as commonwealth and as stock increasingly sliding. Importing thing is this conflict is always presented in its surrogate, such as „young” and „old” antagonism or more general opposition between „modern free market” and „state backwardness”. The aim of this text is to look at changing model of contemporary university from critical anthropology point of view. This allow us to show basic principles of common-private conflict at university, but also capacity of critical orientated anthropological approach for understand consequences of where this social process led to.

  • Issue Year: 28/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 135-150
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish