The moral economies of marketised higher education

MORRISON, Andrew (2021). The moral economies of marketised higher education. British Journal of Sociology of Education.

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This article discusses how three other articles have employed E.P. Thompson’s concept of the moral economy to analyse movements of resistance to higher education (HE) marketisation processes. Two of the studies relate to the English HE sector while one is a study of the Israeli system. The articles were selected because they are indicative of one of the key challenges that scholars working within the sociology of higher education may encounter when applying Thompson’s ideas: rendering a faithful sense of the temporality which is foundational to Thompson’s concept, and which makes it such a powerful tool of critique regarding dominant hegemonic processes such as higher education marketisation. I conclude the article with a discussion of the challenges that arise in transferring a concept that originated in history to the sociology of higher education.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education; 1303 Specialist Studies in Education; 1399 Other Education; 1608 Sociology
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Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2021 10:33
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 17:00

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