© 2014

The Entrepreneurial University

Engaging Publics, Intersecting Impacts

  • Yvette Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: The Entrepreneurial University — Engaging Publics, Intersecting Impacts

  3. (Non)Academic Subject: Occupational Activism

  4. Mediated (Dis)Engagements and Creative Publics

  5. Enduring Intersections, Provoking Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Deirdre Conlon, Nick Gill, Imogen Tyler, Ceri Oeppen
      Pages 185-201
    3. Jocey Quinn, Kim Allen, Sumi Hollingworth, Uvanney Maylor, Jayne Osgood, Anthea Rose
      Pages 202-222
    4. Yvette Taylor, Michelle Addison
      Pages 242-260
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 279-282

About this book


The entrepreneurial university has been tasked with making an impact. This collection presents professional-personal reflections on research experience and interpretative accounts of navigating fieldwork and broader publics, politics and practices of (dis)engagement primarily through a feminist, queer and gender studies lens.


Education Inequality Public Sociology Engagement Class Gender Sexuality Race Students Marketisation Activism creativity gender gender studies higher education participation university women

Editors and affiliations

  • Yvette Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Week Centre for Social and Policy ResearchLondon South Bank UniversityUK

About the editors

Ana Cristina Santos, University of Coimbra, Portugal Rachela Colosi University of Lincoln, UK Kath Browne, University of Brighton, UK Leela Bakshi, Research Activist, UK Victoria G. Mountford, Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, UK Nick Rumens, Middlesex University, UK Francesca Stella, University of Glasgow, UK Laura Lovin, Rutgers University, USA Yvonne Robinson, Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, UK Ava Kanyeredzi, London Metropolitan University, UK Paula Reavey, London South Bank University, UK Steven D. Brown, University of Leicester, UK Deirdre Conlon, Saint Peter's University, USA Nicholas Gill, Exeter University, UK Imogen Tyler, Lancaster University, UK Ceri Oeppen, Sussex University, UK Jocey Quinn, University of Plymouth, UK Kim Allen, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Sumi Hollingworth, Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, UK Uvanney Maylor, University of Bedfordshire, UK Jayne Osgood, London Metropolitan University, UK Anthea Rose, Bishop Grosseteste University, UK Chamion Caballero, Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, UK Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Rutgers-New Brunswick University, USA Sarah Tobias, Rutgers-New Brunswick University, USA Michelle Addison, Newcastle University, UK

Bibliographic information


"Government policies seek to enhance the impact of research. Whose use is valued? Whose knowledge counts and is counted? The essays in this important collection address the new forms of inclusion and exclusion that are emerging. They pose fundamental questions for public social science that all of us need to consider." - John Holmwood, President, British Sociological Association, UK

"As the membrane separating the university from the wider society thins, as commodification and rationalization becomes the order of the day, so there is a struggle for the future of the university. This forward-thinking book breaks down conventional academic barriers between and within disciplines, as well as between the university and its environment, to develop critical and engaged approaches to the production and circulation of knowledge. In so doing the essays embark on the long and arduous process of reinventing the university a university accessible and accountable to a broad range of publics." - Michael Burawoy, Professor of Sociology, University of California at Berkeley, USA

"This collection makes clear the challenges and opportunities that the neo-liberal university brings with it and invites the reader to take up a more critical stance towards the processes and policies that come with it and poses a whole range of questions of what public engagement currently is and what it might be." - Jon Rainford, Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research blog