Power, Knowledge and the Academy: The Institutional is Political

V Gillies (Editor), Helen Lucey (Editor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages206
ISBN (Print)9781403998170
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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    Gillies, V., & Lucey, H. (Eds.) (2007). Power, Knowledge and the Academy: The Institutional is Political. Palgrave Macmillan.