Community College Faculty: At Work in the New Economy

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by John S. Levin, Susan Kater and Richard L. Wagoner Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2006. 299 pp. $23.50 reviewed by Mark J. Drozdowski I’ve never worked or taught at a community college. After reading this book, I don’t want to. Community college faculty, it turns out, are oppressed, though they may not know it. That’s essentially the conclusion of this slim volume—some 142 pages, minus endnotes—and the authors sling plenty of isms to buttress their argument. These faculty, who suffer from “low status” and are “questionably legitimate,” are “worker bees” toiling in the “New Economy” under a shroud of “neoliberalism,” “new managerialism,” “corporatism,” and “fast capitalism.” I think I need […]
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