Killing thinking : the death of the universities

Evans, Mary, 1946- author

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  • Creator Mary Evans
  • Format Books
  • Publication London ; New York : Continuum, [2004] ©2004
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (181 p.)
  • ISBNs 1441177876, 9786611784188, 1281784184, 0826446604
  • OCLC ocn636450167


  • The more it costs, the less it's worth. (Student slogan, London, 2003) ""We are told that this world represents our best hope for intellectual vitality and creativity. We are also told that we should pay more to enter it and experience its rich resources. Yet those rich resources are increasingly marginalized by cultures of assessment and regulation, the heavy costs of which (both financial and intellectual) are to be carried by students. Increasingly students are being asked to pay for the costs of the regulation of higher education rather than education itself. Access to Higher Education has


  • Originally published: 2004.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-163) and index.
  • English


  • Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Through the Looking Glass: or what Pierre Bourdieu and Kingsley Amis have in common; The Heart of Darkness: Audit and Compliance; The Language of Learning; Gendered Spaces; Iron Cages; Survival Strategies; Notes; Index
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