To appear in James Collins & John Calagione (Eds.), Culture, Dream and Political Economy: Higher Education and Late Capitalism, Special issue of International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Volume 12(3), (1999).


The research reported in this article was supported by a National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. The argument benefitted from presentation and discussion at the session on Late Capitalist Economies and Higher Education: Challenges to Anthropology at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, November, 1997. Revised drafts were prepared while on sabbatical from the University at Albany/SUNY in Spring 1998. Doug Foley provided timely criticisms of both the original presentation and a subsequent written version. Fiona Thompson read the entire manuscript twice and provided editorial advice.


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