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Intellectual as Hustler: Researching against the grain of the market

Smyth, John and Hattam, Robert (2000) Intellectual as Hustler: Researching against the grain of the market. British Educational Research Journal, 26 (2). pp. 157-175. ISSN 0141-1926

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In many respects, universities around the world are living through a period of quite extraordinary turmoil as their role and purposes are under serious challenge. In this paper we explore the latest attempt in Australia to push universities even further in the direction of becoming marketised, and we examine what this means in terms of the loss of public space for academics as public intellectuals. In this, we draw some fragments from our own autobiographical experiences in trying to assert what a ‘counter public’ might look like around university research. We find the notion of ‘hustler’ to be a sufficiently playful metaphor around which to begin to frame what happens to knowledge as it is increasingly treated as another commodity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
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Depositing User: Elizabeth Boulton
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2015 15:22
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:51


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