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Contents – The Idea of the University (Issue 29)


What ‘Use’ is the Liberal Ruse? Debating the ‘Idea’ of the University
Debaditya Bhattacharya

Manufacturing Unfreedom

The Commoditization of Education
Prabhat Patnaik 

Neoliberal Savagery and the Assault on Higher Education as a Democratic Public Sphere
Henry A. Giroux

Shadow-Images of a Factory: The Contradictions of the University as a Service Industry
Nandini Chandra

The University and the Banality of the Everyday

Revolutionary Critical Pedagogy: Staking a Claim Against the Macrostructural Unconscious
Peter McLaren

What if, the University is a Parrot’s Training?
Anup Dhar

Sectoral trappings
Debarun Sarkar

(A)politics in/of the University? 

Is there a Calling  on the Left?
Prasanta Chakravarty

Don’t Study, Be Happy.
Vijay Prashad

In Support of Students’ Political Activism
Anand Teltumbde

Converging Struggles and Diverging Interests: A look at the recent unrest in universities
Hany Babu MT

A Marketplace of the Mind

The Crisis of the Public University
Supriya Chaudhuri

Of Utopias and Universities
Ania Loomba

Academic Freedom and the Ownership of Knowledge
Lawrence Liang

Public Good, Private Interest, and Histories of Privilege

Audit Cultures and the Indian University as Credit-Capital
Rina Ramdev

The University in Question
Ari Sitas

Lineages of the Modern Public University: Perils and Prospects in a Comparative Perspective
Mushahid Hussain

Of Feudal Intellectual Capital: The History of the New Provincial Universities
Debaditya Bhattacharya

Antinomies of ‘Autonomy’ 

The Idea of a University and the Invention of Culture in Colonial/Post-colonial India
Mosarrap Hossain Khan

The Presidential Transition
Paramita Banerjee

University: The State’s Kitchen?
Akanksha Ahluwalia, Ishan Mohan, Sagar Sachdeva

Living and Learning at the University: Studentspeak
Saiyem Iftekhar


The Idea of the University (Issue 29)

Photo: Debaditya Bhattacharya


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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Vasu Paul #

    Massive drive is necessary to bring out the photographic reality of Indian Universities.
    The appropriate authority could give time to recontour and relandscape the present plight of our higher educational institutions.

    September 17, 2016
  2. Reblogged this on As the Adjunctiverse Turns and commented:
    Discontent in/about academia and the neoliberal university is global. Welcome to @CafeDissensus, Mumbai, and a special edition on the very idea of the institution ~ via Tiffany Kraft.

    September 19, 2016

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