The effects of corporatization on higher education have been well documented, yet there is little analysis of how the ongoing commercialization is affecting women faculty and shaping gender relations within the academic community. Inside Corporate U is a timely and original collection that speaks to the gender-related shifts and changes resulting from this "business as usual" approach.
Critical and eye-opening, fourteen essays examine how corporate ideology is influencing academic freedom, intellectual property rights and independent research, employment equity, workloads and teaching conditions, professional growth and development — and how it is challenging the future of feminist pedagogy and Women's Studies. The bottom line for these contributors is developing a strategy that preserves and protects the rights that women in the academy have struggled to achieve and that ensures equal access to higher education for all students.
Marilee Reimer is an Associate Professor in Sociology at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
"Inside Corporate U is a must read for anyone concerned with the corporatization of higher education and how it is affecting women, as well as men, who value the production of teaching of a diverse body of knowledge."— “Dr. Sylvia Hale, author of Controversies in Sociology