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Mental Labour and a New Issue of ‘Workplace’



The editors of Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor are proud to announce our latest issue, which is now available online at http://www.cust. educ.ubc. ca/workplace/.



The issue begins with a special “Mental Labor” section, which was generously compiled and guest edited by Steven Wexler. We express our heartiest gratitude to him, as well as to web designers Stephen Petrina and Franc Feng.



The lead section includes:



(I’m)Material Labor in the Digital Age

by Steven Wexler



Autonomy vs. Insecurity: The (Mis)Fortunes of Mental Labor in a Global Network

by David B. Downing



Extreme Work-Study, or, The Real “Kid Nation”

by Marc Bousquet



From the Grundrisse to Capital and Beyond: Then and Now

by George Caffentzis



Ideology and the Crisis of Capitalism

by Thomas A. Hirschl, Daniel B. Ahlquist and Leland L. Glenna



Gender, Contingent Labor, and Our Virtual Bodies

by Desi Bradley




Our regular segment of “Feature Articles” contains the following:



Capitalism, Audit, and the Demise of the Humanistic Academy

by Charles Thorpe



Troubling Data: A Foucauldian Perspective of “a Multiple Data Source Approach” to Professional Learning and Evaluation

by Mark C. Baildon



And our “Book Reviews” section, edited for the final time by William Vaughn, features four new entries:



Pedagogy and Praxis in the Age of Empire: Towards a New Humanism

Reviewed by Dana Carluccio



Taking Back the Workers’ Law: How to Fight the Assault on Labor Rights

Reviewed by William Vaughn



Three Strikes: Labor’s Heartland Losses and What They Mean for Working Americans

Reviewed by Philip Eubanks



Teachers as Owners: A Key to Revitalizing Public Education

Reviewed by William Vaughn




The editors are extremely thankful to William Vaughn for years of fine work with the Book Reviews, and we are sorry to see him go. We are pleased to report, however, that Steven Wexler will take on the role of reviews editor in the coming issues.


Thank you for your continuing support of the journal, and please keep Workplace in mind as a venue for your future scholarship. Send submissions to cscarter@ou. edu or wayne.ross@ubc. ca.





Chris Carter

Wayne Ross

Stephen Petrina

Co-editors, Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor



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