The co-operative university: Labour, property and pedagogy

Winn, Joss (2015) The co-operative university: Labour, property and pedagogy. Power and Education, 7 (1). pp. 39-55. ISSN 1757-7438

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I begin this article by discussing the recent work of academics and activists to identify the advantages and issues relating to co-operative forms of higher education, and then focus on the ‘worker co-operative’
organisational form and its applicability and suitability to the governance of and practices within higher educational institutions.
Finally, I align the values and principles of worker co-ops with the critical pedagogic framework of ‘Student as Producer’. Throughout I employ the work of Karl Marx to theorise the role of labour and property in a ‘co-operative university’, drawing particularly on later Marxist writers who argue that Marx’s labour theory of value should be understood as a critique of labour under capitalism, rather than one developed from the standpoint of labour.

Keywords:higher education, co-operatives, academic labour, Marxism, JCNotOpen
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
N Business and Administrative studies > N224 Management and Organisation of Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
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Deposited On:21 Oct 2014 08:57

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