Academic Tribes And Territories: Intellectual Enquiry and the Culture of Disciplines
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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Chapter 1 Landscapes Tribal Territories and Academic Cultures
Chapter 2 Points of Departure
Chapter 3 Academic Disciplines
Chapter 4 Overlaps Boundaries and Specialisms
Chapter 5 Aspects of Community Life
Chapter 6 Patterns of Communication
Chapter 7 Academic Careers
Chapter 8 The Wider Context
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