Les Back is a professor of sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Books by Les Back
Interviews with Les Back
Killing Thinking: The Death of the Universities
by Mary Evans
Representations of the Intellectual: The 1993 Reith Lectures
by Edward Said
The Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education
by Andrew McGettigan
Faculty Towers: The Academic Novel and Its Discontents
by Elaine Showalter
Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom
by bell hooks
Current UK higher education policies, which treat students as consumers, are not only killing thinking but also likely to lead to a financial crisis. And yet, academia is a beautiful vocation, with the power to transform lives year in, year out. University of London professor, Les Back, picks the best books on academia.