REVIEW: “How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation” by Marc Bousquet

How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation, by Marc Bousquet NYU Press, 978-0814799758 Copyright January 2008, Paperback, 281 Pages Dexterously written and strikingly thought provoking, this book examines deep-seated problems plaguing America’s academic labor system. Sprinkled with skepticism and cynicism, the author bluntly lay bare the paradoxes and ironies, abuses and superexploitations existing within the…

REVIEW: “Sociology of Education: A Critical Reader” by Ryan W. Coughlan, Alan R. Sadovnik

Sociology of Education: A Critical Reader, by Ryan W. Coughlan, Alan R. Sadovnik Routledge, 978-0415954976 Copyright March 2007, Paperback, 552 Pages The book contains an excellent sequential compilation of articles featuring critical sociological research and studies. The book’s strength lies in the assemblage of the great diversity of pundit voices and inputs, bestowing indeed an elite learning experience…