ASAP is glad to note another recent member publication: Gritt Nielsen’s “Figuration Work – Student Participation, Democracy and University Reform in a Global Knowledge Economy.”
Her book draws on both the anthropology of policy and the work by feminist thinkers on “figures/figuration,” thus offering a new way of conceptualizing large-scale processes of transformation. She provides a rare ethnographic portrait of university reform, including addressing students’ shifting room for participation in their own education, in the development and governance of their university, and in the shaping of the larger society
See the publisher’s web site for more detailed information. Note that there is a 50 percent discount until the end of September by using discount code NIE718.