The "Informal Economy" of the Information University

Marc Bousquet

Abstract


In this essay, I want to explore what can be called the informatics of U.S. higher education—the managerial logic through which university administrators have transformed the academic workplace on the model of information, so that education (and the labor providing it) is increasingly “delivered” as data, flowing in a bitstream highly responsive to managerial direction.

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ISSN 1715-0094  Workplace