The Global Sorting Machine: An Examination of Neoracism Among International Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

Jenny J. Lee, Brendan Cantwell

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Abstract

Introduction Universities find themselves at the nexus of seemingly competing, if not contradictory, demands in the global knowledge society. They are asked both to serve society through the production and dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of a global polity and to generate knowledge, skills, and status through individual human capital development. The global research university, which now must meet these needs and others in the global sphere, as well as in national and local spheres, to attain and maintain legitimacy (Marginson, 2010), is often positioned within this tension between public and private interests. Within the contest between public (as a fungible global good) and private (tied up in individuals’ human capital) knowledge pursuits (Metcalfe & Fenwick, 2009) is the relative positioning of individuals within the academy with varying rights and access to these public and private goods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUniversities and the Public Sphere
Subtitle of host publicationKnowledge Creation and State Building in the Era of Globalization
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages47-63
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781136944130
ISBN (Print)9780415878470
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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