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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.

 

 

Solidarity,

 

Chris Carter

Wayne Ross

Stephen Petrina

Co-editors, Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor

 

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Rikowski web site, The Flow of Ideas is at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk