Dancing on a Double Edged Sword: Sustainability within University Corp.
AbstractThis paper explores the two-way relationship between sustainability and the accelerating corporatisation of academia. It shows that ‘sustainability’ is capable of being mobilised to serve neo-liberal interests and further drive this corporatisation. However, the paper also argues that within the discourses and practices of sustainability lies a radical critique of the very neo-liberalism which seeks to exploit it. Moving beyond a binary framing of sustainability vs corporatisation the paper urges a wider and more active engagement with the double edged sword of sustainability within the corporate university.
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