Rethinking Private Higher Education (Paperback)

Ethnographic Perspectives (Studies in Critical Social Sciences)

By Daniele Cantini

Haymarket Books, 9781608468447, 241pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2018



Rethinking Private Higher Education takes the university as a core, yet changing, institution in modern nation states. It offers fresh insights into the actual meaning of 'private' in different university contexts, contributing to a deeper understanding of global policies in specific localities through ethnographies. Essays explore how private universities were established, their context and history, and their changing business models.

About the Author

Daniele Cantini is a social anthropologist, senior research fellow at the graduate school "society and culture in motion" at Halle University, Germany. He has done extensive research on Jordan and Egypt, with interests ranging from knowledge production at universities, and youth subjectivities.