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Susan Wright and Penny Welch

. ( 2000 ) ‘ Coercive accountability: The rise of audit culture in higher education ’, in M. Strathern (ed.) Audit Cultures: Anthropological Studies in Accountability, Ethics and the Academy , London : Routledge , 57 – 89 . Trahar , S. (ed

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Student engagement in the management of accelerated change

Anthropological reflections on ‘Project 2012’ and The Offer

Anselma Gallinat

. 2 Change in higher education Scholars of audit culture and higher education trace the modernisation of British universities to Margaret Thatcher’s policies of the 1980s, when neoliberal reforms of public services were introduced. Over the past three

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Kosher Biotech

Between Religion, Regulation, and Globalization

Johan Fischer

with theories about transnational governmentality, organizations, and religious forms of audit culture. The next part of the article consists of the ethnography, which addresses kosher certification in a Danish context. The following two sections

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Samantha Page and Marilyn Strathern

and Cambridge Universities, as member and then chair of two Research Assessment Exercise panels, her anthropological research in Papua New Guinea and her work on audit culture. I wanted to find out how Professor Strathern’s work has been engaged with

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Interiority and government of the child

Transparency, risk, and good governance in Indonesia

Jan Newberry

of this risk talk resonates with the rise of audit culture and cultures of accountancy. At first blush, audit culture referred to new performance measures of accountability in university settings to produce transparency in public institutions

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Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison

Rachel Douglas-Jones and Justin Shaffner

training, structures and audit cultures ( West 2016: 72 ). Though a full historical review of the guises taken by capacity is beyond the scope of this introduction, a historical frame is nonetheless significant for how anthropological accounts position

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Into and Out of Citizenship, through Personal Tax Payments

Romanian Migrants’ Leveraging of British Self-Employment

Dora-Olivia Vicol

performance reviews and team-building exercises colonize personal time ( Adkins and Lury 1999 ; Chelcea 2015 ), and how audit cultures impose a logic of accountancy on everyday life ( Power 1997 ; Strathern 2000 ). It is puzzling, therefore, that despite the

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‘Being TED’

The university intellectual as globalised neoliberal consumer self

Wesley Shumar

culture in higher education ’, in M. Strathern (ed.) Audit Cultures: Anthropological Studies in Accountability, Ethics and the Academy , London : Routledge , 523 – 526 . Shumar , W. ( 1997 ) College for Sale: A Critique of the Commodification of

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Digital Media and Contested Visions of Education

Wesley Shumar and Susan Wright

East , Paris : UNESCO . UNESCO ( 2012b ) Turning on Mobile Learning in Latin America , Paris : UNESCO . UNESCO ( 2013 ) UNESCO Policy Guidelines for Mobile Learning , Paris : UNESCO . Vonderau , A. ( 2015 ) ‘ Audit-cultures and

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After dispossession

Ethnographic approaches to neoliberalization

Oscar Salemink and Mattias Borg Rasmussen

Anthropological Institute 2 ( 3 ): 517 – 535 . Strathern , Marilyn . 2000 . Audit cultures: Anthropological studies in accountability, ethics, and the academy . London : Routledge . Taussig , Michael T . 1980 . The devil and commodity fetishism in South