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Reclaiming the ivory tower : organizing adjuncts to change higher education / Joe Berry.

Author/Creator:
Berry, Joe.
Publication:
New York : Monthly Review Press, c2005.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 162 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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Subjects:
College teachers, Part-time -- United States.
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Faculty.
College teachers' unions -- United States.
Universities and colleges -- Employees -- Labor unions -- Organizing -- United States.
Contents:
Contingent faculty today: who we are
Corporatization: higher education in the service of capital
A few statistics
Good work but a bad living
How our class position has changed
Other big losers: students and society
Contingent faculty organizing
Material conditions and power relations
Consciousness: how our colleagues think
Our full-time tenured and tenure track colleagues
Administrators' perspectives and vulnerabilities
Who are the activists
The message: respect
Competitive unionism: good, bad, or indifferent for contingent faculty
The politics of lists
Appointment to union staff: promotion or demotion and for whom?
Reverse engineering a good union: participant action research
Guide for a national strategy
The Chicago experience
Map of the Metro Chicago workforce
Organizers' voices
Lessons from interviews
A metro organizing strategy
Research
A contingent faculty center : virtual and actual
Services
Assistance for organizing
Regional publicity
Direct demands and advocacy
Alliances, coalitions, and solidarity
Alternatives in sponsorship and organizational structure
Getting down to work : an organizer's toolbox
Even two make a committee
Building a committee: finding people and developing issues
Building relationships: taking care of each other
Acting like a union
Dealing with divisions
Communications: from office whispers to the Internet
Analyzing the opposition: power, politics, and strategic planning
Some institutional advantages we have
We are not alone : finding allies.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [143]-147) and index.
ISBN:
1583671293 (pbk.)
1583671307 (cloth)
OCLC:
61448099