Affective subjectivation in the precarious neoliberal academia

Paola Ximena Valero Duenas, Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen, Kristiina Brunila

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Affective subjectivation is a notion that describes the processes by which academics are inclined to turn themselves into manageable subjects within the context of precarious academic life. Based on three fictional, realistic stories, three topics are discussed: precaritisation in academia as an organisation and the relationship between managers and academics; the governing through affect in the constant ambivalence between anxiety and self-development; and the power effects of these two together in creating neoliberal academic subjects. Both the strategy of working with fictional stories and the analytical stance allows opening up the public secrets of the ways in which neoliberal precarious conditions govern the lives and bodies of academics nowadays. Disclosing those secrets is a form of resistance against the violence of current affective subjectivation.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelResisting Neoliberalism in Higher Education : Seeing through the Cracks
RedaktørerDorothy Bottrell, Catherine Manathunga
Antal sider154
Vol/bind1
Udgivelses stedLondon
ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
Publikationsdatojan. 2019
Sider135
Kapitel7
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2019
NavnCritical University Studies Series

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Duenas, P. X. V., Jørgensen, K. M., & Brunila, K. (2019). Affective subjectivation in the precarious neoliberal academia. I D. Bottrell, & C. Manathunga (red.), Resisting Neoliberalism in Higher Education: Seeing through the Cracks (Bind 1, s. 135). London: Palgrave Macmillan. Critical University Studies Series
Duenas, Paola Ximena Valero ; Jørgensen, Kenneth Mølbjerg ; Brunila, Kristiina. / Affective subjectivation in the precarious neoliberal academia. Resisting Neoliberalism in Higher Education: Seeing through the Cracks. red. / Dorothy Bottrell ; Catherine Manathunga. Bind 1 London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. s. 135 (Critical University Studies Series).
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Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

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