Title

Teaching versus research? Cultural studies and the new class politics in knowledge

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies

Publication Date

9-1-2008

Volume

9

Issue

3

First Page

433

Last Page

450

Keywords

pedagogy, undergraduate education, globalization, cultural politics, liberal arts, educational reform, HUMANITIES, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Asian Studies

Abstract

Reflecting on a personal experience of 'pre-professional' university education and reluctant engagement with Cultural Studies as an academic project, this article examines the now ambiguous role of undergraduate education under neo-liberal management regimes. Arguing that a 'new class politics in knowledge' is emerging with the transnational policy-sharing and international student exchange schemes with which diverse governmental cultures are responding to globalization, Morris suggests that the undergraduate classroom is becoming a 'frontier' of struggle over the future. Teaching cultural studies to undergraduates in a liberal arts environment is one way in which the discipline's emphasis on local knowledge can be put to institutionally creative uses.

DOI

10.1080/14649370802184775

Print ISSN

14649373

E-ISSN

14698447

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Morris, M. (2008). Teaching versus research? Cultural studies and the new class politics in knowledge. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 9(3), 433-450. doi: 10.1080/14649370802184775