April 30, 2010
INVITATION TO THE THIRD ANNUAL PSS WORKSHOP:
ONE-DIMENSIONAL UNIVERSITY: NEOLIBERALISM, POLITICAL ECONOMY AND THE PRODUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE
I am writing with news of an an exciting open workshop on the relationship
between University, knowledge and neoliberalism, to be held in the
Department of Sociology (12 Woodland Road) on the 5 May from 2-6pm
(followed by a drinks reception), here in the University of Bristol.
A fine panel of speakers, from a number of different disciplines, has been
assembled to share their insights on contemporary developments taking place
in the Higher Education landscape.
Susan Robertson (Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol)
'The business of universities: four tendencies in the transformation of the
higher education sector'
John Holmwood (School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of
'Disciplines, interdiciplinarity and the neo-liberal University'
Mark Fisher (Visiting Fellow at the Centre of Cultural Studies at
'Eliminating Business Ontology from the University'
Harriet Bradley (Department of Sociology, University of Bristol and
Vice-president of the UCU at Bristol)
'What is to be done: unions, collectivism and resistance to neoliberalism'
Each of the speakers will provide a short talk on the subject from their
own perspective. We hope that these talks will then provide a basis for a
broad discussion about the content and the political implications of the
ongoing changes as well as the possibilities of response and action. The
event is open to all students and members of academic and support staff and
we very much hope that you will be able to join the discussion on Wednesday
The Philosophy of Social Science Study Group
Posted by mark at April 30, 2010 12:56 PM