Academic Tribes And Territories / Edition 2

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Overview

"How do academics perceive themselves and colleagues in their own disciplines, and how do they rate those in other subjects? How closely related are their intellectual tasks and their ways of organizing their professional lives? What are the interconnections between academic cultures and the nature of disciplines? This title maps academic knowledge and explores the diverse characteristics of those who inhabit and cultivate it." The second edition provides a thorough update to the original text, incorporating research findings and new theoretical perspectives. Fundamental changes in the nature of higher education and in the academic's role are reviewed and their significance for academic cultures is assessed. This edition examines academic cultures in lower status institutions internationally and places emphasis on issues of gender and ethnicity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335206278
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 0.54 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Landscapes, tribal territories and academic cultures
Points of departure
Academic disciplines
Overlaps, boundaries and specialisms
Aspects of community life
Patterns of communication
Academic careers
The wider context
Implications for theory and practice
App: Data for the initial study
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