The crisis of academic labour and the myth of autonomy: Dispatch from the job wars
Beginning with the author's own experiences, this article examines the plight of graduate students in the current academic job market. After surveying such fields as literary criticism and culture studies for engaged responses to the pressures facing North American graduate students and non-tenure track instructors in the humanities and social sciences, the author indicts colleagues in the study of religion for the manner in which their general preoccupation with describing and interpreting things eternal and immaterial has allowed them to remain aloof from the real-life conditions of the academy in general and their graduate students in particular. © 1998, Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion / Corporation Canadienne des Sciences Religieuses. All rights reserved.
McCutcheon, Russell T. "The crisis of academic labour and the myth of autonomy: Dispatch from the job wars." Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 27, no. 4 (1998): 387-405.
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