[Marxism] Fwd: The ‘Job Market’ That Is Not One - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education
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By 1989 the academic labor system was already two decades into
"restructuring" the professorial job. All the evidence then available
(data from the National Center for Education Statistics, testimony of
job seekers, education-management literature, critical literature,
budgeting and workload information, program growth) affirmed that most
campus administrations were moving as much work as possible out of
Since the late 1960s, under the rubric of "retrenchment,"
administrations had been reassigning the labor previously performed by
tenure-track faculty to staff members, postdocs, contingent employees,
and graduate fellows. Even undergraduates were already being mobilized
to do work previously performed by faculty: grading, tutoring,
mentoring, and monitoring of residence halls.
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