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Financialization = research an object of surveillance. Technicization of knowledge?
Clumsy articulation of aspects of social attitudes to which politicians find it expedient to appeal (Collini, 2012).
Expository tactic/ social transparency Idealised abstraction/Clearing discursive debris Turning research into a contract model (Holmwood, 2014).
Neo-liberal capitalism transferring research into an opportunity for consumerism.
Rectilinear accounts of cause/ effect Management by Numbers/ Making individuals calculable (Cooke, 2013).
Bourdieu’s concept of illusio – the investment in the game (Colley, 2013).
Academics affectively orientated to participate in self-frustrating and punitive research funding regimes.
Gendered monopoly of the research economy
4 out of 5 professors in Europe = men (Husu, 2014).
UK 2008 RAE = men 40% more likely than women to be entered.
Women less likely to be:
Journal editors/ cited in top-rated academic journals (Wilson, 2012).
Represented on research boards/peer review structures allocating funding (EC, 2011).
Awarded fewer research prizes (Nikiforova, 2011)
Keynote speakers at prestigious academic conferences (Schroeder et al., 2013).
Knowledge capitalism generating/reinforcing inequalities and social hierarchies.
Research/researcher identities = constructed/reinforced via the optics and apparatus of neo-liberalism.
What is valued in research and scholarship = shaped by market demands.
Lower UK success rates for curiosity-driven funding (Else, 2014).
Feminist research = credibility deficit?
Counter-hegemonic research= unfundable/ unknowable? (Butler, 2006).
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