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Wesley Shumar

This summary article situates the articles in this collection within the historical unfolding of the commodification and neoliberalisation of higher education. From the 1970s to the present, the article suggests that commodification and neoliberalisation are two social forces that in many nations are difficult to disentangle. It is important to see these forces as analytically distinct as they set up contradictions whilst transforming higher education in many nations in the world. While commodification begins the process of turning university programmes and degrees into commodities that a consuming public buys, neoliberalism puts pressure on universities to document that people are getting value for the money they spend. Neoliberalism also questions how we measure the quality of a product. Together these forces create an increasingly contradictory space where faculty work becomes very conflicted. The article then goes on to situate each of the articles in this contradictory university space. Finally the article discusses some ways faculty can move beyond resistance and collusion and find ways to reclaim higher education.

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Conditional Freedom

A Portrait of Young Men's Sense of Belonging to the Street in Maputo, Mozambique

Andrea Moreira

exception of a few individuals in the group, all of them had been sent to prison at least once. For the majority of my interlocutors, days were spent sitting in the shade, chatting, smoking, and drinking, with occasional hustles for money. The market in

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Technologies of Nonviolence

Ethical Participatory Visual Research with Girls

Astrid Treffry-Goatley, Lisa Wiebesiek, Naydene de Lange, and Relebohile Moletsane

Girl raped on way to store. Cries as boy drags her off. Her mother calls police and they imprison perpetrator. Untitled Boys harass a girl, suggesting that she is fat and not a virgin. She walks off crying. Untitled Three students pool their money and

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A Social Negotiation of Hope

Male West African Youth, ‘Waithood’ and the Pursuit of Social Becoming through Football

Christian Ungruhe and James Esson

industry through cases known as football trafficking ( Esson 2015b ). In some cases, after handing over money to individuals claiming to be football agents, players are transferred internationally to clubs and placed on exploitative contracts. In other

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The Concept of Sentimental Boyhood

The Emotional Education of Boys in Mexico during the Early Porfiriato, 1876–1884

Carlos Zúñiga Nieto

Spain, Estrada Zenea promoted elementary education for boys. In the fall of 1873, Colso Acevedo, the director of the Atheneum of Youth association, and Estrada Zenea arranged for the child singer Romeo Dionesi to give a performance to raise money for a

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Narratives of Ambivalence

The Ethics of Vulnerability and Agency in Research with Girls in the Sex Trade

Alexandra Ricard-Guay and Myriam Denov

being in financial control. It’s almost seen as something good in society. The girl, she works, she does it well, she has a lot of money, she is beautiful, she is young. That’s what society wants from girls. It’s society and the images of the women that

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The New Girl Loves Chemistry

The Story of a Forgotten Era

Katherine Darvesh

, all of a sudden, monies previously earmarked solely for boys’ schools were now allocated partly to girls’ schools. To redirect some of this endowment money represented a major achievement by key figures such as the young assistant commissioner, James

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When Jackie Coogan Had His Hair Cut

Masculinity, Maturity, and the Movies in the 1920s

Peter W. Lee

. “Coogan picture brought no extra money,” reported one Chicagoan, describing his take as “average” (Anonymous. “$30,000 for ‘Beau Geste’ in Chi, At Auditorium, 3,000, $1.50 Tops.” 1927: 7). In Los Angeles, a 10-day run failed to generate $5,000 (Anonymous

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Critical pedagogy and Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)

Questioning our post-secondary institutions’ investment strategies

David P. Thomas

-secondary context Milton Friedman once said that ‘few trends could so thoroughly undermine the very foundation of our free society as the acceptance of a social responsibility other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible. This is a

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Mercedes González de la Rocha and Agustín Escobar Latapí

individual benefits, and mothers are repeatedly told to use that money to cover food, clothes, shoes, and the school costs of the child in whose name the benefit is made. At the end of 1997 there were 500,000 households enrolled in the program. The number