Remaking universities

Notes from the sidelines of catastrophe

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  • Published 20220127
  • ISBN: 978-1-92221-65-8
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

CAN WE GRIEVE not for a person but for an institution? Should we be angry over possibilities destroyed, young talents denied a chance to flourish? Is there any point in lamenting greed, short-sightedness, the brutality of power?

As I write this, in September 2021, Australian higher education is in a deeper hole than it has been since the 1950s, when the creaky collection of universities inherited from colonial times, under severe stress, was rescued by the Menzies government. I worked in that rebuilt sector as student, teacher and researcher for about fifty years. Then I retired and wrote a book called, with a mixture of irony and hope, The Good University.

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Raewyn Connell

Raewyn Connell is a sociologist, now retired from an academic career. She has written a variety of books, including Southern Theory, Masculinities and The Good...

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