Academic Tribes And Territories: Intellectual Enquiry and the Culture of Disciplines

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Oct 1, 2001 - Education - 238 pages
This second edition provides a thorough update to Tony Becher's classic text, first published in 1989, and incorporates research findings and new theoretical perspectives. Fundamental changes in the nature of higher education and in the academic's role are reviewed and their significance for academic cultures is assessed. This second edition successfully renews a classic in the field of higher education.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Landscapes Tribal Territories and Academic Cultures
1
Chapter 2 Points of Departure
23
Chapter 3 Academic Disciplines
41
Chapter 4 Overlaps Boundaries and Specialisms
58
Chapter 5 Aspects of Community Life
75
Chapter 6 Patterns of Communication
104
Chapter 7 Academic Careers
131
Chapter 8 The Wider Context
159
Chapter 9 Implications for Theory and Practice
181
Data for the Initial Study
208
Variables in the research design
211
Bibliography
213
Index
236
The Society for Research into Higher Education
239
Back cover
241
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Tony Becher was Professor of Education at the University of Sussex. Paul Trowler is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University.

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