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Power, Knowledge and the Academy: The Institutional is Political


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Gillies, V. and Lucey, H., eds., 2007. Power, Knowledge and the Academy: The Institutional is Political. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Abstract

Power is everywhere. But what is it and how does it infuse personal and institutional relationships in higher education? Power, Knowledge and the Academy: The Institutional is Political takes a close-up and critical look at both the elusive and blatant workings and consequences of power in a range of everyday sites in universities. Authors work with multi-layered conceptions of power to disturb the idea of the academy as a haven of detached reason and instead reveal the ways in which power shapes personal and institutional relationships, the production of knowledge and the construction of academic careers. Chapters focus on , among other areas, student-supervisor relationships, personal PhD journeys, power in research teams, networking, the Research Assessment Exercise in the UK, and the power to construct knowledge in literature reviews.

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Item Type Book/s
EditorsGillies, V.and Lucey, H.
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
StatusPublished
ID Code19028

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