Neoliberalization, Universities and the Public Intellectual

Species, Gender and Class and the Production of Knowledge

  • Heather Fraser
  • Nik Taylor

Part of the Palgrave Critical University Studies book series (PCU)

About this book


This book employs an an intersectional feminist approach to highlight how research and teaching agendas are being skewed by commercialized, corporatized and commodified values and assumptions implicit in the neoliberalization of the academy. The authors combine 50 years of academic experience and focus on species, gender and class as they document the hazardous consequences of seeing people as instruments and knowledge as a form of capital. Personal-political examples are provided to illustrate some of the challenges but also opportunities facing activist scholars trying to resist neoliberalism. Heartfelt, frank, and unashamedly emotional, the book is a rallying cry for academics to defend their role as public intellectuals, to work together with communities, including those most negatively affected by neoliberalism and the corportatization of knowledge.  


Academia Human-animal studies Intersectional feminism Marginalization Speciesism

Authors and affiliations

  • Heather Fraser
    • 1
  • Nik Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.Flinders University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Serials Central LibraryFlinders University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-57908-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-57909-6
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