(Re)Occupying a cultural commons: reclaiming the labour process in critical sports studies

MacLean, Malcolm (2014) (Re)Occupying a cultural commons: reclaiming the labour process in critical sports studies. Sport in Society, 17 (10). pp. 1248-1265. ISSN 1743-0437

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Abstract

Scholars have been slow to recognise the impact of the developing ‘information society’ on the political economy of intellectual work. This paper draws on recent work exploring critical models of higher education practice in art education as well as in political economy and philosophy exploring copying, accumulation by dispossession and the threats of commodification of the Commons of culture, external and internal nature to explore the current circumstances of scholarship in sport. It draws on theories of the Commons to argue that sport social scientists must grapple with the antagonisms between scholarship and copyright and between membership of a ‘secular vocation’ and the relations of intellectual production and labour processes of the contemporary corporate university. Finally drawing on the principles of critical social science, the paper considers a range of desirable, viable and achievable objectives the teaching, writing and publishing to propose ways that scholars can respond to these emerging relations of intellectual labour and production.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Sport in Society on 26 November 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17430437.2014.849449
Uncontrolled Keywords: critical social science; public university; immaterial labour; open access; cooperatives
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport & Exercise > Sport and Exercise
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 13:39
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 22:01
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2295

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