Friday, April 21, 2006


"What I am suggesting, then, is for networks to intervene into the market of higher education. The university is quite a vulnerable institution actually. It is quite uncertain, and indeed could be characterised as a place of precarity for many. As many have experienced, the labour force of universities is predominantly composed of casual workers whose seasonal pattern of employment resembles that of the strawberry picker. Unions typically fail to represent the interests of casual workers, since their interest is to protect the security of those with tenured positions. ... But eventually free labour exhausts itself. " (Inter Activist INFO Exchange |'Organised Networks: Transdisciplinarity and New Institutional Forms' |Ned Rossiter )

- See: Politics

:: note :: ... teaching load slashed this term ... simple lack of collaborative interest ... a continued pattern of hierarchical dimension institutions in which i knowingly participate in a shameful 'self-managed exploitation' ...