Power, Knowledge and the Academy: The Institutional Is Political

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August 2007



This book 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. Chapters focus on specific locations in which power shapes personal and institutional knowledge including student-supervisor relationships, research teams, networking, and literature reviews.


Notes on Contributors Introduction Power and the Unconscious in Doctoral Student-Supervisor Relationships;
H.Lucey &
C.Rogers Power and the PhD Journey: 'Getting In' and 'Getting On';
K.Almack &
H.Churchill Ambivalent Positions: Ethnicity and Working in our 'Own Communities';
K.Mand &
S.Weller Interweaving Academic and Professional Power in Higher Education;
L.Bell &
M.Birch Power Relationships in Research Teams;
M.Mauthner &
L.Bell Making the Right Connections: 'Knowledge' and Power in Academic Networking;
V.Gillies &
P.Alldred Representing Academic Knowledge: Power and Responsibility in Reviewing the Literature;
J.Ribbens Mccarthy Measuring What's Valued or Valuing What's Measured? Knowledge Production and the Research Assessment Exercise;
T.Miller Feminism, the Relational Micro-Politics of Power and Research Management in Higher Education in Britain;
N.Mauthner &
R.Edwards Index


PAM ALLDRED Senior Lecturer, School of Sport & Education at Brunel University, UK
KATHRYN ALMACK Research Fellow, School of Nursing Sue Ryder Care Centre for Palliative and End of Life Studies, University of Nottingham, UK
LINDA BELL Principal Lecturer in Research Methods, School of Health & Social Sciences, Middlesex University, UK
MAXINE BIRCH Lecturer in Health and Social Care, the Open University, UK
HARRIE CHURCHILL Lecturer in Social and Public Policy, University of Manchester, UK
ROSALIND EDWARDS Professor in Social Policy and Co-Director of the Families & Social Capital ESRC Research Group, London South Bank University, UK
KANWAL MAND Research Fellow at the Families and Social Capital ESRC Research Group, UK
MELANIE MAUTHNER Social Science Lecturer at the Open University, UK
NATASHA MAUTHNER Senior Lecturer in the Business School, University of Aberdeen, UK
TINA MILLER Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Oxford Brookes University, UK
JANE RIBBENS-MCCARTHY Reader in Family Studies, Department of Social Policy, the Open University, UK
CHRISSIE ROGERS Lecturer in Education Studies, Keele University, a member of the Life Course Studies Research Institute (Keele) and the AHRC Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality (Kent, Keele and Westminster), UK
SUSIE WELLER Research Fellow, Families & Social Capital ESRC Research Group, London South Bank University, UK


' an articulate and striking account This book offers an excellent point of reference and clear theoretical research framework that is useful for university academics and postgraduate students across the globe.' Wendy Sutherland-Smith, Gender and Education
EAN: 9781403998170
ISBN: 1403998175
Untertitel: The Institutional is Political. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2007
Seitenanzahl: 194 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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