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Author Wood, Felicity, author.

Title Universities and the occult rituals of the corporate world : higher education and metaphorical parallels with myth and magic / by Felicity Wood.

Published Boca Raton, FL : Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
Edition First edition.
Physical description 1 online resource (228 pages).
Series Routledge research in higher education
Routledge research in higher education.
Contents chapter Introduction -- chapter 1 The magic of the market -- chapter 2 Setting the scene -- chapter 3 Corporate simulacra -- chapter 4 A climate of fear -- chapter 5 Rituals, talismans and templates -- chapter 6 Performance and ritual -- chapter 7 Kinship, collegiality and witchcraft -- chapter 8 Secrecy, publicity, confusion and power -- chapter 9 The zombies of corporate academia -- chapter 10 Sacrifices and suffering -- chapter 11 Smoke and mirrors and wind money -- chapter 12 Conclusion: breaking the spell.
Summary Universities and the Occult Rituals of the Corporate World explores the metaphorical parallels between corporatised, market-oriented universities and aspects of the occult. In the process, the book shows that the forms of mystery, mythmaking and ritual now common in restructured institutions of higher education stem from their new power structures and procedures, and the economic and sociopolitical factors that have generated them.
Other author Taylor and Francis.
Subject Higher education and state.
Universities and colleges -- Economic aspects.
Universities and colleges -- Philosophy.
Universities and colleges -- Sociological aspects.
EDUCATION / General.
EDUCATION / Research.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
ISBN 9781315142227 (e-book : PDF)
Standard Number 10.4324/9781315142227