<editorial board> <agu> The Double Crisis of the University and the Global Economy

Gary Hall gary at garyhall.info
Fri Dec 26 12:30:05 CET 2008

I like the the idea of just using the concept of edu-factory as it is, too.

As well as taking care over the language we use to describe and think 
about the 'crisis', shouldn't we also interrogate the very idea of their 
being a crisis? (It always make my cautious when I find myself adopting 
the same discourse as The New York Times, the BBC, CNN and so on.) Is 
there a crisis? In what sense? Who says so? What is their interest in 
doing so? I'm just very wary of what Merleau-Ponty called the 'trap of 
the event'.

In terms of thinking of it as a theme for the zero issue, we should also 
probably bear in mind that a lot of journal issues will be coming out 
over the next few months on the subject of the current crisis or some 
variation of it.


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