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Interweaving academic and professional power in higher education

Bell, L. and Birch, M. (2007). Interweaving academic and professional power in higher education. In: Gillies, Val and Lucey, Helen eds. Power knowledge and the academy; the institution is political. UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 70–87.

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About the book: 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.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2007 Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1-4039-9817-5, 978-1-4039-9817-0
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 19879
Depositing User: Katy Gagg
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2010 16:54
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:31
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