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date: 18 October 2019

academic capitalism 

Source:
A Dictionary of Human Geography
Author(s):

Alisdair Rogers,

Noel Castree,

Rob Kitchin

A description of universities, academics, and academic knowledge that suggests these are increasingly being driven by commercial values and goals. The term was popularized by American education analysts Slaughter and Rhoades. It challenges the long-held belief that higher education is—or should be—a public good, not a commodity for purely private purchase and benefit. In human geography it is especially associated with discussions about the pedagogic and wider role of ... ...

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