Academic Service: attachment, belief and hope

Osbaldiston, Nick, Cannizzo, Fabian, and Mauri, Christian (2019) Academic Service: attachment, belief and hope. In: Cannizzo, Fabian, and Osbaldiston, Nick, (eds.) The Social Structures of Global Academia. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 53-69.

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Abstract

One of the areas that is being impacted by the neoliberal turn to universities is arguably that of academic service. In this chapter, we explore this in the context of Australian universities through the narratives of 45 academics interviewed from 2015 to 2017. While important figures like MacFarlane (2007) argue that academic citizenship is in decline, our research demonstrates that much of this is complicated by material and immaterial things. Importantly, much of the service work conducted by early career researchers we argue is in this chapter is done for a hope for permanent role within the academy but also because of the subjective enjoyment they receive for it. However, we explore this in the context of changing internal expectations around areas like teaching which impact on the extra labour many early career researchers take on.

Item ID: 58230
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-429-46585-7
Keywords: academic service; academic labour; voluntary work; hope labour; social theory
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Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2019 00:53
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930503 Resourcing of Education and Training Systems @ 30%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems @ 70%
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