Building Networks

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SAGE, Jan 30, 2007 - Education - 128 pages
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Despite the frequent isolation of academic work, it is done in the context of complex, multi-layered global, national, regional and local teaching or research networks. Having good networks is key to achieving what you want in academia. This book describes the kinds of networks that you might build across a range of settings, talks about the pros and cons involved and gives practical guidance on networking activities.

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Introducing the Academics Support Kit
1 Who should use this book and how?
2 Networking Basics
3 Thinking through networks
4 Academic Networks
5 What are Stakeholder Networks?
6 How to network with your stakeholders
7 Dissemination networks
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Research interests

Education policy particularly in relation to globalisation and socio-cultural change
Socio-cultural studies of diverse youthful identities and education
Education, media and consumer cultures
Elite Schools around the world and the formation of transnational elites

Fields of Research (FOR)

Higher Education
Gender, Sexuality and Education
Education Policy
Sociology of Education

I work at the nexus of sociology and cultural studies and my research interests comprise childhood and youth studies, particularly sexuality, gender and race in education and in popular culture, and the cultural politics of education. Overall, my focus is on the dominant and how it is held in place, though this often involves investigating the experiences of those in subordinated, marginalised and/or stigmatised groups. I am especially concerned with how children negotiate these ‘differences that make a difference’ and their agency in the context of institutional settings such as schools and families.

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