Thu, 20 May 2021, 19:00 (BST)
As part of Radical May 2021
‘A brilliant exposé of the scourge of neoliberalism and its dark transformation of higher education into an adjunct of sordid market forces. This is a book that should be read by anyone concerned with not only higher education but the fate of critically engaged agents, collective resistance and democracy itself’ – Henry Giroux, McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest & The Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy
Join Peter Fleming, Will Davies, Gargi Bhattacharyya and chair Albena Azmanova for a launch event to mark the release of Peter’s book Dark Academia: How Universities Die, published by Pluto Press as part of Radical May.
Peter Fleming delves into this new metrics-obsessed, overly hierarchical world to bring out the hidden underbelly of the neoliberal university. He examines commercialisation, mental illness and self-harm, the rise of managerialism, students as consumers and evaluators, and the competitive individualism which casts a dark sheen of alienation over departments.
For further details on the event and info on signed copies, please click the ticket link below.