Academic Tribes and Territories: Intellectual Enquiry and the Cultures of Disciplines
Academic Tribes and Territories Intellectual Enquiry and the Cultures of Disciplines Author:Tony Becher, Paul Trowler How do academics perceive themselves and colleagues in their own disciplines, and how do they rate those in other subjects? How closely related are their intellectual tasks and their ways of organizing their professional lives? What are the interconnections between academic cultures and the nature of disciplines? Academic Tribes and Territories ... more » maps academic knowledge and explores the diverse characteristics of those who inhabit and cultivate it.
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 edition moves beyond the first edition's focus on elite universities and the research role to examine academic cultures in lower status institutions internationally and to place a new emphasis on issues of gender and ethnicity. This second edition successfully renews a classic in the field of higher education.« less