par Bertrams, Kenneth
Référence Education et sociétés, 21, 1, page (151-162)
Publication Publié, 2008
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : In his book The Higher Learning published in 1918, Thorstein Veblen, a sociologist and economist, focused early on how American universities were becoming prey to latent marketisation. A century later, his cry of Cassandra resonates as premonitory. This paper is aimed to set this major yet neglected work in the line of Veblean criticism of the elite society but also in the larger socio-economic context that mark the emergence of academic enterprises as they can now be observed. Finally, the purpose is also to review how relevant Veblen's criticism is.