Sociology, Fast and Slow
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Whereas the previous chapter analysed the internal logic of and the rhetoric associated with ‘fast’ university sites, this chapter looks at a ‘slow’ university site: the traditional university discipline of sociology. Here we mean a site that is not channelled directly into the new university mission, but that nevertheless may be subject to some of the imperatives promoted by neoliberal ideology. ‘Slow’ is not used here in a reactionary sense, but rather expressively and indicatively, implying specific practices and the merits connected with the conduct of sociology as a discipline, and more broadly with the very remit and idea of sociology.
KeywordsSocial Reality High Education Policy Sociological Imagination Audit Domain Quality Assurance Agency
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