This old post by Slaves of Academe is important on the promotion of vapid faculty but is he right, still, about the regional or urban working-class university? What does it mean when even these are market universities? I did not fully understand Readings’ book back then, and I should read it now.
I was sure my unhappiness was individual. I wanted to work somewhere exciting and research oriented, but public. If I were to do a movement-edged job, it wouldn’t necessarily be in teaching, and it could be at home, or in a place where I was happy.
I am convinced the answer to many things is to see them in a political context and through a collective lens.