This book looks interesting. Here at :tg: we are looking forward to its release. Although a systematic understanding of the contemporary role of higher education in an advanced capitalist country like the U.S. is missing, this book looks like an important contribution to such efforts.
The Age of Knowledge
The Dynamics of Universities, Knowledge & Society
This title emphasizes that the ongoing transformations of knowledge, both within universities and for society more generally, must be understood as a reflection of the larger changes in the constitutive social structures within which they are invariably produced, translated and reproduced. As the development of knowledge continues to be implicated in the habitual practices of the human social enterprise, visualizing these alterations requires the consideration of the social and materialistic contexts informing these transformations. This is necessary because the process of globalization has not only created new challenges for societies but has also unleashed a new political economy of knowledge within which different institutions must re-affirm their identity and place.
About the Authors:
James Dzisah, Ph.D. (2007) in Sociology, University of Saskatchewan, is an Assistant Professor at Nipissing University, North Bay, Canada. He is a member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Technology and Globalisation. He has published several papers on University-Industry-Government Relations, Professor of Practice in Such journals as Critical Sociology, Science, Technology and Society, Asia Journal Of Social Science and International Higher Education.
Henry Etzkowitz, Ph.D.(1969) in Sociology the New School of Social Research, is a Senior Researcher at the Human Sciences Advanced Research Institute, Stanford University. He is also a Visiting Professor, Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, Edinburgh University Business School and Department of Management, Birkbeck, University of London. He is the author of The Triple Helix: University-Industry-Government Innovation in Action (Routledge, 2008).
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