Universities in the flux of time : an exploration of time and temporality in university life / edited by Paul Gibbs, Oili-Helena Ylijoki, Carolina Guzman-Valenzuela and Ronald Barnett.

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015.
xiii, 208 pages ; 24 cm


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"Higher education and the institution of the university exist in time, their essential nature now continually subject to change; change in students, in knowledge, in structure and in their own communities and those service. The nature of time in all the contemporary work on the university has been largely overlooked. This is an important omission and Universities in the Flux of Time has gathered leading academics whose contributions to the volume raise a debate as to the influence and use of time in the university. They do this in an exploration of how these changes are perceived in higher education and how these affect its temporality from local, national and global perspectives. The book opens new spaces for the development of the university and civic society. The book develops an interdisciplinary understanding of the temporal issues of engaging with the past, present and future of higher education and its institutions, through consideration of the increased speed demanded for the production of able students and innovative research, to the accountability pressures from central governments and commerce. Reflecting on these issues in the higher education sector, Universities in the Flux of Time is split into three parts, with each one addressing time and its multiple relationships with the university: - Past, Present and Future - Knowledge and Time - Living with Time This volume will provide essential reading for those on Higher Education Studies courses as well as a wider audience of managers, practitioners, policy makers, academics and students and from many disciplinary perspectives including sociology, organisation studies, social psychology and the philosophy of education"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The university in the epoch of digital reason : fast knowledge in the circuits of cybernetic capitalism / Michael A Peters -- University fashions : on ideas whose time has come / Barbara Czarniawska -- If time doesn't exist, why are we learning about the past? / Paul Gibbs -- Organizational devolution : the old, new and future American research universities in the age of privatization / John Aubrey Douglass -- Innovation as conformity : academic research in the accelerated university / Robert Hassan -- Conquered by project time? : conflicting temporalities in university research / Oili-Helena Ylijoki -- Different times : temporality, curriculum and powerful knowledge / Sue Clegg -- The time of reason and the ecological university / Ronald Barnett -- Living with time : discovery and delivery : time schemas and the bureaucratic university / Peter Murphy -- Competing narratives of time in the managerial university : the contradiction of fast-time and slow- time / Carolina Guzman and Roberto Di Napoli -- Higher education and an ethic of time / Marianna Papastephanou -- Academic time and the time of academics / Angela Brew.
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