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Global Knowledge Cultures

reviewed by Michael S. Harris - September 16, 2008

coverTitle: Global Knowledge Cultures
Author(s): Cushla Kapitzke and Michael A. Peters (Eds.)
Publisher: Sense Publishers, Rotterdam
ISBN: 9087902182, Pages: 240, Year: 2007
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From the Hollywood writer’s strike to faculty concerns over online course materials, issues of intellectual property and copyright hold profound importance in the growing knowledge economy.  In Global Knowledge Cultures, Cushia Kapitzke and Michael A. Peters bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines including education, philosophy, business, law, and media studies to examine the influence and future of intellectual property concerns. Building upon a special issue of Policy Futures in Education, a particular focus of the authors in this volume is to expand the research literature to include greater theoretical sophistication to augment our current understanding of the growing forces of knowledge capitalism. Unfortunately, the book’s effectiveness in achieving this noteworthy aim is crushed under the weight of its own theoretical presumptions. At the center of many of the book’s chapters is the depiction of the struggle between efforts to promote and protect the public purposes of knowledge (such as... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 16, 2008
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15377, Date Accessed: 5/12/2021 6:53:22 PM

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  • Michael Harris
    University of Alabama
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    MICHAEL S. HARRIS is an assistant professor of higher education administration at the University of Alabama where he also directs the Executive Ed.D. program. He holds an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the policy and organization implications of market forces on colleges and universities.
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